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On 9/27/07, Roberto Ierusalimschy <> wrote:

> > Also why is the official test suit in such an obscure place and why is
> > that not in the source package?
> The test suit is quite heavy. Frequently, it raises errors due to
> problems in libc (as many functions in Lua rely on a similar C function
> to do its job). So, we prefer not to spread this test suit too much to
> avoid noise. Nevertheless, Lua is well known for its robustness.

I am not sure I understand this.

If the test suit fails because of some bug in libc then I would assume the same
failure could come up in the real world as well.
If not, then the test suit is testing something that cannot happen?
How does that contribute to the quality of the project?