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From r..@apache.org
Subject Re: testucs?
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2002 04:48:05 GMT
On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Greg Stein wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 09:44:15PM -0400, rbb@apache.org wrote:
> > 
> > I am still slowly working through the test suite for APR, and I have come
> > upon testucs.  This is a program that is specifically written for
> > Windows.  The goal of the APR test suite is to test APR and prove that all
> > implementations of APR are equivalent.  The testucs program does not do
> > that.  Either it should be re-written so that it works on all platforms,
> > or it should be removed.  Unless I hear otherwise, I will remove it on
> > Thursday.
> -1 on removal
> The goal of the APR test suite is to ensure that APR works properly. If
> there is functionality somewhere in APR, then testing it is valid. If that
> functionality happens to be platform specific, then so be it.
> We export a portable *API*, but 90% of the code is platform specific. And
> that stuff needs to be tested.
> If the test sucks, then fine. But I disagree with the rationale of
> equivalency as a basis for accepting a test program.

Then somebody needs to port it to Unix.


Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
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