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Re: Volunteers to implement test for stuff called at startup?

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Volunteers to implement test for stuff called at startup?
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 19:05:40 -0700
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>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> So with this in mind, one idea that could help us detect similar situations
> in the future would be to have a test in the test suite that would record
> every primitive called during startup, compare it against some expected
> list, and flag any changes (at least additions, not sure about deletions).
> Then both people who run the test suite regularly and bots like Hydra could
> flag any changes and let us handle these potential problems when they are
> young.

> Does that make sense? If so, would someone like to volunteer for the job?

I like this idea. The approach of gathering a "primitives" list, and comparing
it after each test run, doesn't require as much legwork as Richard's
suggestion -- where we'd need to know ahead of time every such flag of

I'll second the call: any volunteers?

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
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