Subject: Re: Plans for importing ATF
To: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <>
From: David Holland <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/09/2007 09:31:10
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 11:08:38PM -0800, Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
 > > I think the problem is that most of the sh tests check things
 > > sufficiently obscure that most people aren't willing to venture an
 > > opinion regarding whether it's sh or a failing test that's wrong.
 > > Then, the set of people willing to fiddle inside sh probably isn't
 > > that large either.
 > The test harness should tell us if the test fails or not. So it shouldn't 
 > matter if I know nothing about a subsystem, I can tell if a test passed or 
 > not. Obviously, if I know nothing about a subsection, I can't really fix 
 > it. But if the test passed before I made a change and failed after, well, 
 > there we go. :-)

Right, but if you just go and run it and it fails, you don't really
know whether it's because the code is wrong or the test is wrong.

Of course, that shouldn't be happening...

   - David A. Holland /