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Re: In emacs 23 compile-mode doesn't recognize (c)perl error messages


From: Joseph Brenner
Subject: Re: In emacs 23 compile-mode doesn't recognize (c)perl error messages
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:11:29 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I gather that the reason we're stuck with this state of affairs is that
>> the emacs-devel team (including rms) isn't really interested.  They like
>> the idea of having a tool to do higher level testing of the entire
>> interface, but don't see the point of lower level tests... which is to
>> say they'd like to solve the hardest problem first, and aren't too
>> likely to do this soon.
>
> That is actually not the case.

Cool.  That was my interpretation of this old thread:

  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-09/msg00752.html

> It's more like we have plenty of things to do and we're waiting for
> someone else to setup such a testsuite.  We do have a "test"
> subdirectory in the CVS repository, although it currently doesn't hold
> much.
>
> I have no experience with such test rigs, nor with any the many Emacs
> test frameworks, and I have time neither to review them, nor to write
> my own.  But I would very much welcome some test framework to be
> installed in Emacs's CVS repository such that I can easily add tests in
> the "test" subdirectory for simple low-level tests.
>
> Being able to have higher-level tests would be nice as well and is
> indeed a hard problem in general, but it's not a prerequisite at all.

> Any help would be greatly welcome.  E.g. help to review of the various
> Elisp test frameworks out there, highlighting their advantages and
> shortcoming (to help choose one), and then help to set it up for Emacs
> (e.g. adding Makefile rules to run the suite).

I'll put it no my lists of things to do.  If there's any interest at all
in the results of the research, I'm more likely to take the trouble to
do it.



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