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From Geoffrey Young <ge...@modperlcookbook.org>
Subject Re: failing httpd-test tests
Date Wed, 11 Aug 2004 18:25:26 GMT

> But things are getting more and more fragile and dependant on each
> other

indeed.  right now a fresh checkout will not even run for me because I don't
have an ssl-enabled apache to run against.  this is not a minor issue, as I
suspect I'm in the majority for normal users.

> making the code less and less maintainable.

exactly - I'm kind of at a loss for what exactly to do here to fix it.  you
made a few suggestions, but I really don't know what's best - between the
sticky configuration stuff (that I still don't care for) and the new
configuration breakdown I'm pretty much lost at the moment.

> We need to rethink
> how the things are configured in A-T, 

I think it all used to be just fine.  well, maybe not fine but maintainable
to a certain degree.  then we started adding magic things like sticky
preferences and the ability to move the test directory around and things got
considerably more complex.

> write some sort of test suite to
> cover what's working, then completely rewrite the configuration process
> from scratch, making sure that things are still working.

ideally, sure.  I just can't think of how to do that.

--Geoff

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