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Re: master 262d0c6: Mark some tests as expensive

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: master 262d0c6: Mark some tests as expensive
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 17:37:02 +0300

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
> Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 14:33:21 +0200
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>, mardani29@yahoo.es, stefan@marxist.se,
>  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de> writes:
> > When I have marked tests as expensive, I've always checked that the test
> > isn't needed for the basic feature, and whether the test runs long. I
> > believe an expensive test must be evaluated for both criteria.
> Hm...  I guess that sounds reasonable, but I don't agree.  :-)  The only
> feature that is so basic that it has to run, no matter how long it
> takes, is "does Emacs start?", and that test is a lot faster than a
> second.

I think that's a slippery slope.  We will very quickly end up with
many bugs that aren't uncovered in time.

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