[tex-live] General test suite for TeX-Live

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 11:05:31 CEST 2016

016-06-19 10:17 GMT+02:00 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
> > It is certainly impossible to create a complete test suite that would
> > catch any problem one could run into.
> >
> > But that doesn't mean (and shouldn't be an excuse) that a group of
> > volunteers couldn't come up with a "small" test suite to cover at
> For me the "one big test file" was anyway never of interest.
> Of course we cannot check all code path in a sty file in an automated
> way - this must be left for the author.
> What I want is
> * automated testing of simple load functionality
> * provide infrastructure (via l3build and maybe some extra infos)
>   for package authros to provide more complete tests that can
>   be part of an automated testing environment for TL

I would be very happy to have such infrastructure. I have some tiny tests used
during development of my packages but they are private, I do not include them
in the version for CTAN. If you decide to offer suchan infreastructure, I can
publish my tests that could be automated (some test files require visual check).
> > I would imagine that such a test suite should be able to raise an
> > alarm during the latest magyar.ldf update (even though I still argue
> Yes, typical case which a simple load test would exhibit.
> Same with many other case. Eg the recent shellesc which should have
> been loadable by plain tex, but wasn't. These things are
> testable in an automated way. We only need to start providing
> a easy to use infra and start writing a few tests.
> ... *only* ...
> Norbert

Zdeněk Wagner

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