[darcs-users] interactive trackdown

Gabriel Kerneis kerneis at pps.jussieu.fr
Sat Mar 10 06:34:09 UTC 2012


On Fri, Mar 09, 2012 at 02:05:37PM -0700, Michael Hendricks wrote:
> I propose that 'trackdown --interactive' pause for each patch and ask
> the user "Does this version work correctly? [yn]"  If the user answers
> 'y', it's treated the same as the test passing.  If he answers 'n',
> it's treated as a test failure.  Darcs would also have to indicate the
> temporary directory where the code resides, so the user knows where to


> test.  There would also be a 'q' command to stop the trackdown early.

Or follow git bissect path (darcs returns, and trackdown --good, --bad and
--quit continue or abort).  Of course, it requires to save the current trackdown
state, but it is more resilient to crashes, inadvertently quitting darcs, etc.

> Does this sound useful to others?  If so, I'll create an issue for it.
>  Would I be correct to assign this a ProbablyEasy tag?

I believe so, because it does not require a deep understanding of darcs
internals.  But it would nevertheless be more work than any other ProbablyEasy
bug I’ve solved in the past.

Best regards,

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