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Re: Testsuite patch for Solaris 10
Janis Johnson wrote:
I too would like to avoid Tcl in the actual tests themselves. That's
partly to be able to swap out DejaGNU, and partly because a lot of
people writing tests do not know all the ins and outs of Tcl.
It's not clear to me that embedding pieces of TCL code syntax in
individual tests - rather than dg-whatever-keyword which have defined
simple syntax independent of the particular test harness - is an
improvement. It seems desirable for the test format to be seen as a
specification independent of implementation language - which might, for
example, be used with QMTest's DejaGnu emulation, not just with the
particular current harness.
Amen. Janis, while I think your idea is an excellent one, how about
keeping all of the TCL bits in predicates in some separate .exp file?
Joseph, if you've not already checked in, would you please hold off as
Janis asks? As she is the testsuite maintainer, her opinion should
count more than mine, and if there is a cleaner way to do things, that
would be great. If you've already checked in, I guess it's up to Janis
whether she wants you to back out your changes.
enough. Joseph, can you hold off for a few days so I can try to find
a way to support conditional expressions within the test framework
other than via TCL?