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Nicholas Clark
August 19, 2013 14:34
Re: the GitHub perl mirror
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On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 03:26:48PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 04:14:39PM +0400, Victor Efimov wrote:
> > Perhaps higher priority should be given to improving and refactoring of
> > testsuite (that will help avoid regressions with code refactoring in the
> > future). Also testsuite (mostly?) is in Perl, not in C
> The test suite already consists of 0.5M tests spread over 2500 files.
> Its not that there are gaping holes in the test suite (well there are the
> occasional exceptions like \G, especially with s///), but that different
> bits of perl interact with each over in so many mysterious and unexpected
> ways.  I doubt that in general, people adding more tests would make much
> difference.

Agree, for these reasons. We fix holes in the test suite as we find them.
Hence there aren't obvious (known) holes in the test suite.

> There's certainly something to be said for occasionally profiling to check
> the test suite's coverage of perls source; I don't think this has been
> done seriously for a few years now (unless someone's doing it privately
> and not telling anyone).

"Pictures, or it didn't happen"

It's not like these sort of things need to "stay in Vegas"

Nicholas Clark

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