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Re: [Groff] Bug in html backend

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Bug in html backend
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:57:51 +0200 (CEST)

> BTW: Why wont you add such a regression test to the groff source?
> At the end of the install a user could do "make test" and it will
> attempt to convert various manual pages to various formats and will
> run various tests on them...  This will increase the quality of new
> releases of groff since a new release won't be made until the
> regression test passes on the maintainers machines.  This will also
> increase the level of bug reporting since you could just tell the
> users that are having problems "could you please send me the output
> of "make test" ?". Just a thought.

Excellent idea.  Do you volunteer to add that?  Ideally, the
regression test should be as complete as Knuth's trip test for TeX --
this tests more than 99% of the code :-)


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