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Re: [PATCH] init.sh: don't waste a subshell just to redirect stderr

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [PATCH] init.sh: don't waste a subshell just to redirect stderr
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:23:02 +0100

On 01/05/2012 07:18 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> If gnulib could assume Automake 1.11,
>> it could simply add the `parallel-tests' option to AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS in the
>> gnulib-controlled Makefile.am.  This setting would only influence the 
>> execution
>> of the test cases provided by gnulib itself, and wouldn't have any impact on 
>> the
>> "global" testsuite framework used by the package.  It would be a win-win 
>> situation
> I don't think this would be desirable. The maintainer of a package does not
> want to learn how to use two different testsuite frameworks within the scope
> of his package.
Then what if a package maintainer do not use *any* of the testsuite frameworks
provided by the automake[1]?  Following your reasoning, gnulib is currently
"forcing" him to use the automake-provided `simple-tests' driver!

[1] This is not a far-fetched assumption: GNU make and GNU m4 do this, for 

> It is not gnulib's business to force the 'parallel-tests'
> mechanism on a package maintainer.
> Bruno


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