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Re: Why isn't ert-buffer.el part of Emacs?


From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: Why isn't ert-buffer.el part of Emacs?
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:22:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I recently discovered 'ert-buffer.el' and find it
>> very useful. It is introduced and discussed here
>> ... I wonder why such a generally useful library
>> isn't included in Emacs (I don't even find it in the
>> package repos)?
>
> I stopped reading here, because I don't have any
> comments on that specific software.
>
> But, in general, I have found tons of useful stuff that
> isn't included, and I have written tons of stuff that I
> think should be included, perhaps not my implementation
> specifically, but rather the functionality.

I stopped reading here, because It was ... too long ;)

Of course the Emacs universe is almost infinite, and by far not
everything belongs into core. But since the buffer is *the* fundamental
concept of Emacs, writing tests that compare buffer states appear like a
core task.

Can it be done easily with included ERT libraries (using real world
buffers too)? I'm not the expert here, but at least it is not obvious
how to do it without reimplementing (parts of) ert-buffer.el (probably
over and over again ...)

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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