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Re: run tests from el files

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: run tests from el files
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:47:08 +0100
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Robert Weiner <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 4:41 PM, Phillip Lord <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> I would like comments on this patch which I'd like to install on master.
>> The idea is to run tests of the .el files because they give nicer
>> stacktraces. I can see no downsides to this, but I don't understand
>> why the .elc files were used in the first place, so wanted to ask.
> ​I would think you would want to test both .el and .elc behavior since if
> there is an issue in​
> ​byte-compilation, it is possible an assertion might fail there while not
> failing in the source (and tests of the byte-compiler might have missed the
> issue).  Only the .elc behavior will be seen in production, so you want to
> be sure that is producing correct results but it certainly would be nice to
> get easy-to-read stack traces during any first pass testing.

This is only the *tests* that I am not byte-compiling (or rather not
loading), and they are not there in production at all.


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