[Ecls-list] About regression tests and libraries

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr at integrable-solutions.net
Wed Aug 5 02:13:47 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Juan Jose
Garcia-Ripoll<juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:
> [Cc. from c.l.l]
> I know that coding for free is quite an achievement, and that it is
> daring to ask free developers for something, but I thought it would be
> nice for once to be on the asking side ;-)
> I am setting up an automated process for downloading, building and
> testing relevant, popular, or simply LARGE software made in Common
> Lisp. The goal is to ensure that the code is not broken by changes in
> ECL. It is a selfish goal, but probably exportable to other
> implementations.
> http://ecls.sourceforge.net/logs_lib.html
> What I would like to ask CL developers is to begin shipping regression
> tests with their libraries, and perhaps agree on an standard so that
> one can programatically check whether a library builds or not. This
> feature could be even included in ASDF, asdf-install, etc, just like
> "make check" is now a de-facto standad in Autoconf.
> The agreement can be very simple: a package name (cffi-test for cffi,
> etc) and a function that is to be executed and returns the number of
> tests run, number of failures, and perhaps a descriptive list of the
> test to be pretty printed.
> Do you think it makes sense?


(note that some of the applications don't use asdf though.)

-- Gaby

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