[darcs-users] darcs patch: Do not use Perl test harness. (and 3 more)

Reinier Lamers tux_rocker at reinier.de
Mon Oct 20 20:46:23 UTC 2008

On Friday 17 October 2008 22:27:54 David Roundy wrote:
> I just think it's a waste of time continually chasing after bugs in
> the test scripts, and writing contorted and ugly test scripts in order
> to be portable.

If you write your own Haskell sh, you're probably continually extending your 
builtins to have functionality that's present in the GNU tools since the 80s. 
I think it's overly optimistic to expect that it's a one time effort after 
which our shell test problems are over.

> More compact tests are easier to write and easier to
> run.  And it would allow windows tests to be run by that large
> fraction of users who are unwilling to install msys or cygwin.

I don't think that people who are unwilling to install msys or cygwin (fairly 
familiar programs that come as a Windows installer package) will be willing to 
install some obscure Haskell shell.


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