A new test framework: request for comments and testing
wk at gnupg.org
Wed May 4 15:28:44 CEST 2016
On Wed, 4 May 2016 09:38, bernhard at intevation.de said:
> and I share that concern of a higher barrier.
Not really; only for those who are used to write tests for GnuPG - not
that many ;-)
> * No good documentation, no tutorial.
The Wizard Book (SICP) is an excellent tutorial and generations of
hackers have grown up with it.
> * Small community, often not well maintained.
The Scheme community small - my experience is different (see above)
> * Lacking functions and libraries.
Right, I want the test framework to be part of GnuPG proper and not rely
on some external stuff. We do not need more than what we can expect on
a standard pre-POSIX Unix system.
> So why not using a small-footprint interpreter for a more popular language?
> Lua may be a candidate.
Yet another fashionable language - too large.
> Personally I would not mind using a larger popular language for testing,
> like Python. To me clarity and approachability of the language would be more
We considered to use Guile as a full fledged Scheme system but for
obvious reasons we can't include it in GnuPG.
> It would be cool to have a wiki.gnupg.org page with instructions how
> to test this.
"make check" as always.
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