[Ecls-list] About regression tests and libraries

Elliott Slaughter elliottslaughter at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 17:01:35 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <
juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Elliott
> Slaughter<elliottslaughter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm not sure that being
> > able to run these libraries on one platform implies that they can be run
> on
> > all platforms.
> You also have to understand that it is not _my_ task or _my_ goal to
> verify that libraries work on all platforms with ECL. This is actually
> an effort that should be made by library developers, though
> unfortunately it is not done.
> The library testing setup is done more to verify that changes in ECL
> do not break significantly a large amount of software, as a kind of
> regression test for _myself_ and for other developers.


Mainly I am interested in verifying that libraries like CFFI work, as a
large number of other libraries depend on them. (If those other libraries
have bugs which cause them to not run on ECL, I can look into those cases
separately, but if CFFI doesn't build, then I can't even get that far.)

And as I reported to the list earlier, I've been having difficulty running
Alexandria (and thus CFFI) on Windows, which is why I was wondering if
anyone else had observed the same results.

Thanks. (Whatever level of testing you decide to do would be appreciated.)

Elliott Slaughter

"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict
the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
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