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Re: 15autotest-more-info-prettier.diff

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: 15autotest-more-info-prettier.diff
Date: 13 Aug 2003 15:46:02 -0700
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I like the idea of more-informative messages, but I don't like the
idea of splitting them into two lines depending on this-and-that.
That makes it more of a pain to grep for failures.

How long are the typical components of the more-informative lines?
Can we rearrange the column budget so that it will typically fit in 80
columns?  It seems like it has a lot of white space, and repeated file
names and unnecessary line numbers.

How about a format that looks like this instead?

Initialize a repository

  1: init (            ok
  2: init-l (          ok
  3: init-r (          ok
  4: init-r-l (         ok

CVS Version Strings

  5: version (      FAILED
  6: version-l (    FAILED
  7: version-r (    FAILED
  8: version-r-l (  FAILED

The basic idea here is to give just one line number (either that of
the success, or of the failure), and to cut down the number of aligned
columns to 3.  Also, to emphasize the test name, not its location.

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