My pre-1.0 wishlist
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Jun 6 09:26:06 UTC 2016
esr at thyrsus.com said:
> The need for that kind of manual intervention seems like a crash landing to
> me. It suggesrs that there's no way to package up this hypothetical test
> suite so that users can run it after building the software.
I wasn't trying to solve that problem.
I started by assuming we had a stable test bed. That obviously doesn't hold
if Joe Random pulls the sources, builds a system, and now wants to test it.
We might be able to come up with a description of what various graphs should
look like. I suspect the big bad internet is too wild to make that practical
at the yes-no level. We might be able to collect a bunch of examples so
people could do pattern matching. I'm thinking of a paragraph or two for
each example to explain what's going on and what it means.
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