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Re: `check' phase for the emacs build system

From: Arun Isaac
Subject: Re: `check' phase for the emacs build system
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:20:41 +0530

> How many?  My impression is that only few of them have.  Anyway...

>> Would it be a good idea to add a `check' phase
>> to the emacs build system that looks for these test files, and attempts
>> to run tests?
> ... I would say: go for it if you think it's worth.  However, I think
> we'll have a lot of problems trying to run such tests.

I noticed that the upstream of several emacs packages actually have
tests, but the Guix package definitions don't run them. I'll start by
sending patches adding check phases for these packages. If there is
enough of a need, we can later include a check phase in the
emacs-build-system itself.

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