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Re: misleading error message from variable modifier

From: don fong
Subject: Re: misleading error message from variable modifier
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:39:53 -0700

Chet, thanks for the tip about where to find the tests for subst.c .  i
still think that my tests cover some cases that aren't covered by
posixexp.tests .

it's cool that you increased the coverage of subst.c .  how did you produce
the report?  i didn't see a script or makefile target to do it.

On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 7:08 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 3/9/18 3:14 AM, don fong wrote:
> >
> > my question was whether you have tests for the variable modifiers.
> > i don't see any.  that's the area of code i was touching, and that's why
> i
> > wrote a few tests of that area.
> Thank you for the inspiration. I ran the devel version of the test suite
> through gcov, added some tests, and was able to increase the coverage of
> subst.c (the word expansion code, plus) from 83% to 86%. It's tough to get
> it higher than that due to the functions that exist only for readline
> support and the debugging and system call error-handling code.
> Chet
> --
> ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
>                  ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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