[asdf-devel] About regression tests and libraries

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 8 17:27:31 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Tobias C. Rittweiler<tcr at freebits.de> wrote:
> Robert Goldman writes:
>> Tobias C. Rittweiler wrote:
>> > There's (ASDF:OOS 'ASDF:TEST-OP <system>), and on very recent revisions
>> > even (ASDF:TEST-SYSTEM <system>) as an abbeviation.
>> >
>> > I don't think this has been properly documented in the manual of ASDF
>> > yet. I hence CC'd the asdf-devel mailing list so this will hopefully get
>> > promoted with the due it deserves.
>> >
>> Part of the problem with test-op is that the desired behavior has not
>> been specified by the ASDF community.  Because of the nature of ASDF, it
>> is impossible for
>> (asdf:test-system <system>)
>> to return a value indicating whether or not <system> has passed its tests.
> What is the reason that OPERATE can not return the return value of

None, but the problem is that each library and developer has his/her
own idea of what that output value should be. Alexandria uses NIL for
success, CL-PPCRE the opposite. It is all a mess.


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