[tex-live] testsuite: to include or not to include? doc or src?
daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Apr 19 12:36:42 CEST 2013
So do I. So of course some stuff cannot be inlcuded. Then for that particualt test one could just add a description as to what one would have done.
We just did a second printing of a book. I had fixed to typos for this printing and the printer company just wanted to know which pages had changed. It was quite useful for example to take the old PDF and the new PDF and overlay one atop the other.
I think many could at leat benefit from the descriptions of how people test
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From: Zdenek Wagner [zdenek.wagner at gmail.com]
Sent: 19 April 2013 12:26
To: Lars Madsen
Cc: Mojca Miklavec; TeXLive; Marco Patzer
Subject: Re: [tex-live] testsuite: to include or not to include? doc or src?
2013/4/19 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
> It might be interesting to have it as a part of at leat the src.
> At least having some tests to look at for inspiration, may help others to make suitable tests for their own packages.
It is a difficult question. for instance, I test my packages by
retypesetting (part of) books that I made commercially so that I am
allowed ot use them for testing but I am not allowed to give the
> /Lars Madsen
> Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
> Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
> Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf
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> Sent: 19 April 2013 12:17
> To: TeXLive
> Cc: Marco Patzer
> Subject: [tex-live] testsuite: to include or not to include? doc or src?
> A while back we had a discussion with Karl about what to do with
> testsuites in one particular TeX package.
> Marco is currently helping me prepare an extensive testsuite for one
> of my modules, so the same question rises again. The question probably
> depends a lot on the size and nature of the testsuite, but still.
> My question is: to what extent does a testsuite belong to CTAN & TeX
> Live? It contains some tests that could serve as usage examples (but
> probably too many and it might be too difficult to find something
> particular - it's usually better to have better documentation than 50
> tests). And in case that they are included: should they be included in
> "src" or "doc"?
> I might be wrong, but I believe that most packages in TL don't contain
> testsuites (it's also very likely that most don't have any). Also, if
> the testsuite becomes large (there might be some stress tests), it
> might also be inconvenient to include the whole suite for users who
> just want to use the package.
> What do others think?
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