EXPECTED test failures & clisp
Robert P. Goldman
rpgoldman at sift.net
Thu May 7 15:12:51 UTC 2015
Do we have a way of indicating that we expect a test to fail?
There's a string in the output that talks about "Unexpected test
failures in..." but I am not sure if there's actually any notion of
expected vs. unexpected test failure. IIRC in the past when I knew a
test would fail I just used reader macros to make sure it wouldn't run.
This is actually not as good as having the test run but not cause a failure.
I ask because I get test failures in clisp on run-program, because
somehow clisp lets the common-lisp prompt leak into the output of
running a program. So I get something like
("> hello, world") instead of ("hello, world")
IIRC this is a known clisp problem, and may even be fixed in the clisp
source. But there hasn't been a clisp release for almost five years now,
and I don't intend to build it from source.
With no releases since 2010, IMO clisp is only "living dead," and
possibly simply "dead."
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