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Re: Tests, Emacs-25 and Conditional Features

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Tests, Emacs-25 and Conditional Features
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:22:24 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:15:59 -0400
>> > Yeah, thought about that. But then the test is skipped if
>> > gnutls-available-p returns nil. What happens if I believe that I have
>> > configured and build Emacs to include gnutls, but, for some reason it
>> > isn't. The test will be skipped when it should succeed.
>> This probably calls for a different kind of test.
>> E.g. one that takes the system-configuration-options and then confirms
>> that the build has the corresponding features.
> That's one possibility, but it isn't the only one.  Some of the
> features in system-configuration-options are detected automatically,
> so the user might not always be aware that a feature she assumed she
> has failed to auto-detect and is disabled.
> Maybe a test that produced a report for which features are actually
> available and working would be a possible solution.

Failing a test, even a GUI which says "I have these features" would be
nice. I can add that.


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