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Re: 04script-wrapable-autotests

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: 04script-wrapable-autotests
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 16:58:32 -0500
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Akim Demaille wrote:

I am firmly against this patch, and ask for it to be reversed.  You
will first have to explain it, and teach us why we'd want such a code
bloat.  The very first problem with this patch is its ChangeLog.

It allows scripts to appear in autotest sources, making an autotest script behave much more like

It allows the CVS test suite to set some variables, for instance $CVSROOT, for the tests to share. In conjunction with my option parsing patch, this can be switched depending on whether the user wanted to test the client/server or local mode of CVS.

It will also allow some constructs such as:

   for remote in false :; do


   for server in cvs-1.10 cvs-1.11 cvs-1.11.5; do
Where contains AT_SETUP...AT_CHECK...AT_CLEANUP sets. Tests defined in have access to all the environment variables defined previously, including the `remote' and `server' variables from the above examples. The first loop is a convenience to allow testing of local and remote versions of CVS. The second could be used to test a client against multiple versions of a server to ensure protocol compatibility.

This patch increases the size of the test suite slightly, but disk is cheap and portability is priceless.



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