[darcs-users] darcs patch: Make the running of tests more entertaining

Trent W. Buck twb at cybersource.com.au
Mon Sep 14 01:24:24 UTC 2009

Reinier Lamers <tux_rocker at reinier.de> writes:

> On Saturday 12 September 2009 11:23:11 Thorkil Naur wrote:
>> Sat Sep 12 09:44:31 CEST 2009  Thorkil Naur <naur at post11.tele.dk>
>>   * Make the running of tests more entertaining
>>   With this change, the running of tests is less likely to strain your
>>   patience.
> What does this achieve in practice? Does it write the name of the test before 
> the 'passed' or 'failed' is there? That's okay, but it's not as if it'll make 
> my life worth living :)

Currently the result output is buffered, meaning that you tend to see a
dozen lines of output appear at once.  Apart from anything else, this
can give the misleading impression that the first test (which has
finished, and its one-line output in the buffer) is hanging, when
actually Darcs is just doing more tests.

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