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Re: confusing autotest file name citations in logs

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: confusing autotest file name citations in logs
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 10:51:25 -0800
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> * Ben Pfaff wrote on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 09:47:21PM CET:
>> ../../tests/add-files.at:108: pspp -O format=csv save-a.sps
>> That is, it makes it look as though add-files.at is directly
>> inside tests/.  Instead, it would be better if it would write the
>> full correct path:
>> ../../tests/language/data-io/add-files.at:108: pspp -O format=csv save-a.sps
>> Or it could at least indicate that some part of the name was
>> omitted:
>> ../../tests/.../add-files.at:108: pspp -O format=csv save-a.sps
>> I'm willing to help, if someone will give an opinion as to which
>> alternative is better.
> The former seems better to me, as it is more precise.  Question is
> whether it is possible to always get the path right: it might just
> be the case that the package builds the testsuite at configure or
> make time only, and file names might be absolute or relative to
> the build or source tree.  I must confess of not having looked into
> the issue at all however.

Thanks for your feedback.

I spent a hour or so working on this and decided that I simply
didn't have enough time to do it up to a proper standard, so I'm
not going to have a patch to submit.


Ben Pfaff 

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