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- Subject: Re: test directory
- From: "D Burgess" <dburgess@...>
- Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:45:38 +1100
Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
> > 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 agree with Doug Rogers and Kein-Hong Man. Maybe, each person has
a different perspective on what is being tested.
The test suite is *not* so much a Lua suite as a test of the
platform/environment that is using Lua (Lua gets used in many ways,
the DirextX stuff as an example). I think it is a role for the Lua
community to create this, any help from the authors would be great.
The creation of such a test suite would surely foster wider usage