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From: Moritz Lenz
September 2, 2008 05:10
Message ID: 48BD2D3F.firstname.lastname@example.org
The test suite is considered "official" as in "everything that passes
the (completed) test suite may name itself Perl 6", and nearly all of
these files 'use Test'; However we don't ship an "official" Test.pm, nor
do we define which test functions it should contain and export by
default, nor their semantics.
Now this may sound a bit theoretical and far-fetched, but we've actually
encountered test files that contain tests which are only in Rakudo's
Test.pm (probably my fault), and otoh there are a few functions in pugs'
Test.pm that are not used (for example unlike(), which is only used in
t/02-test-pm/1-basic.t to test unlike()).
So how should we proceed? Should I assemble a list of commonly used test
functions and remove all others both in the Test.pm's and the test files?
And then? Spec it? Or ship a prototype Test.pm as "official"?
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by Moritz Lenz