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- Subject: Re: test directory
- From: roberto@... (Roberto Ierusalimschy)
- Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:35:54 -0300
> Victor Boivie wrote:
> >I would find it very useful to have these scripts at my disposal, so
> >if it's not too much trouble packaging them, that'd great.
I will try to translate them to English and then I will create a tarball.
> Ideally of course, I would love to have a test suite in the Lua
> tarball, but I'm okay with any decision.
We do not like this idea. It is too dificult to have tests that are both
portable and complete. (E.g., testing comand-line options, environment
variables like LUA_PATH and LUA_INIT, submodules, C modules, not to
mention limitations in machine resources). Moreover, it is quite common
for some tests to fail due to bugs in libc. A complete (hard) test suite
"too public" creates too much noise.
> I would be very interested in helping to create a serious test
> suite for Lua.
I guess our suite is quite "serious" already :)