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Re: 36-test-srcdir.patch

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: 36-test-srcdir.patch
Date: 27 Aug 2001 11:09:00 +0200
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>>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

Akim> My proposal is that there should be, say, tests/autoconf,
Akim> tests/autoheader etc. which must be directly runable (_they_
Akim> perform the redirection to bin/autoconf etc.).  Then, no black
Akim> magic is needed: the test suite just runs with a PATH that
Akim> choses those first.

Akim> Then, to check an installed tree, even if in `=inst/', you just
Akim> need to adjust the PATH appropriately.  Et voila`.  The main
Akim> point is that the test suite must not know it runs against
Akim> uninstalled tools.

If you wanna see this at work, checkout M4, man.

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