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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>,
	Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>, Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/regex with --run
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:16:57 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqq7drqdu2u.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201016003847.GB2932796@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:38:47 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

>> Ah, I see.  I actually do use "git ls-files t/ | grep ..." to look
>> for tests that are relevant to the issue I have at hand quite often,
>> so unlike what Jonathan said in the thread, having a good name does
>> matter to me.
>
> I'm not sure where he suggests worse names. I'd think if anything we'd
> have better names, because they'd be even more meaningful (if people
> start using them for test selectors). FWIW, I also grep like that when
> looking for scripts.

I didn't mean Jonathan suggested worse names.  Unlike "I don't tend
to discover test scripts based on their filename", which was what
Jonathan said, I do look for tests based on their filename, so
having a good name matters (on the other hand, if you are the kind
of person who does not look for them by name, the naming may not
matter to you).


> My plan is that you'd be able to say:
>
>   Meta/make --test=filesystem,update-ref
>
> for t0050 and t1400 respectively. Or more interesting things like
> "git-svn-*" to skip all of the t91xx tests (or "git-svn/*" if we split
> them by directories).

Most of the time, I am focused on running only the selected few, not
excluding a few known-broken ones.

For example, with an round of integration, I know only two tests
fail, and after I tried to fix the bug in the series, I want to
retry these two tests and nothing else to see if the attempted fix
patches the breakage up (of course I need to run the remainder of
the tests to ensure there is no regression, but that is just the
matter of running "make test" to run the whole thing again).

As long as it is known that "filesystem" and "update-ref" can serve
as tokens to uniquely identify these two tests, it would be fine for
my purpose.  But 0050 (under the rule that numbering must be unique)
would give me such an assurance much better without having to look
at any other test file.

The word "filesystem"?  Unless we have a rule that we can use each
unique word in test names only once (which of course is impractical)
I am not sure I can use it in place of 0050 without checking names
of other tests first.

> I definitely don't want to make anybody's life harder. But if the
> numbers aren't unique and the text connected to them is, then it seems
> like we should just use the text primarily.

True in principle, but it is harder to come up with unique substring
of text, knowing only that the whole string is unique.

Thanks.

  reply index

Thread overview: 71+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-12 23:26 [PATCH 0/3] Make test selection easier by specifying description substrings instead of just numeric counters Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-12 23:26 ` [PATCH 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/regex with --run Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-13 15:39   ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-13 17:23     ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13 17:28       ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-13 18:21         ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-12 23:26 ` [PATCH 2/3] t6006, t6012: adjust tests to use 'setup' instead of synonyms Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-12 23:26 ` [PATCH 3/3] test-lib: reduce verbosity of skipped tests Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-13 15:44   ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-13 17:56     ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13 19:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-13 13:08 ` [PATCH 0/3] Make test selection easier by specifying description substrings instead of just numeric counters Phillip Wood
2020-10-15 11:48   ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-10-15 13:42     ` Phillip Wood
2020-10-13 19:19 ` [PATCH v2 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-13 19:19   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/regex with --run Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-14 17:04     ` Jeff King
2020-10-14 17:46       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-14 18:07         ` Jeff King
2020-10-14 19:24           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-14 19:41             ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-14 19:49               ` Jeff King
2020-10-15 16:09                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-15 15:59               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-14 17:50       ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-14 17:57         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-14 19:12           ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-15 16:10             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-14 18:09         ` Jeff King
2020-10-14 19:02           ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-15 16:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-15 19:46         ` Jeff King
2020-10-15 20:08           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16  0:38             ` Jeff King
2020-10-16 16:16               ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-10-16 16:30                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16 20:06                 ` Jeff King
2020-10-16 20:22                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-13 19:19   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] t6006, t6012: adjust tests to use 'setup' instead of synonyms Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-13 19:19   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] test-lib: reduce verbosity of skipped tests Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-14 16:53     ` Jeff King
2020-10-14 17:39       ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-14 17:55         ` Jeff King
2020-10-14 17:57           ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13 19:49   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Make test selection easier by specifying description substrings instead of just numeric counters Taylor Blau
2020-10-14 21:13   ` [PATCH v3 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-14 21:13     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/glob with --run Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 11:40       ` Phillip Wood
2020-10-16 17:27         ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-16 18:24           ` Phillip Wood
2020-10-16 20:02           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16 20:07             ` Jeff King
2020-10-14 21:13     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] t6006, t6012: adjust tests to use 'setup' instead of synonyms Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-14 21:13     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] test-lib: reduce verbosity of skipped tests Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-15 19:48     ` [PATCH v3 0/3] Make test selection easier by specifying description substrings instead of just numeric counters Jeff King
2020-10-16 19:28     ` [PATCH v4 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 19:28       ` [PATCH v4 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/glob with --run Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 19:28       ` [PATCH v4 2/3] t6006, t6012: adjust tests to use 'setup' instead of synonyms Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 19:28       ` [PATCH v4 3/3] test-lib: reduce verbosity of skipped tests Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 20:25       ` [PATCH v4 0/3] Make test selection easier by specifying description substrings instead of just numeric counters Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16 20:56         ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-16 22:50       ` [PATCH v5 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 22:50         ` [PATCH v5 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/glob with --run Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 23:25           ` Andrei Rybak
2020-10-17 23:43             ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-16 22:50         ` [PATCH v5 2/3] t6006, t6012: adjust tests to use 'setup' instead of synonyms Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-16 22:50         ` [PATCH v5 3/3] test-lib: reduce verbosity of skipped tests Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-18  0:23         ` [PATCH v6 0/3] Make test selection easier by specifying description substrings instead of just numeric counters Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-18  0:23           ` [PATCH v6 1/3] test-lib: allow selecting tests by substring/glob with --run Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-18  0:23           ` [PATCH v6 2/3] t6006, t6012: adjust tests to use 'setup' instead of synonyms Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-18  0:23           ` [PATCH v6 3/3] test-lib: reduce verbosity of skipped tests Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget

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