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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Derrick Stolee <>
Cc: "Phillip Wood" <>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>,, "John Cai" <>,
	"Elijah Newren" <>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/7] test-lib: add a "test_expect_todo", similar to "test_expect_failure"
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 15:13:06 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqy210pbbh.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Derrick Stolee's message of "Tue, 22 Mar 2022 10:43:23 -0400")

Derrick Stolee <> writes:

> The thing I'm hoping to see from a final version is that a top-level
> helper like test_expect_todo will expect at least one test_todo
> helper to be executed inside of the test (perhaps communicated by
> setting a special GIT_TEST_* environment variable?) and if any of

I was hoping that we can do without test_expect_todo.
test_expect_success can turn itself into test_expect_todo when it
sees test_todo is invoked even once in it.  And Phillip's outline
actually implements the idea, if I am not mistaken.

> the test_todo lines change from fail to pass, then that is
> communicated as a _failure_ from CI's perspective. Let us discover
> if we have accidentally "fixed" any of these test cases and update
> the tests accordingly.

In other words, we do not want to lose the "TODO fixed" we have been
getting out of test_expect_failure, which I agree with.  I am not
sure if Phillip's outline had that feature.

> I can predict writing a test case with multiple test_todo lines
> that need to be updated to drop the test_todo helpers one-by-one
> as a change is being introduced.


  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-23 22:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-03-18  0:33 [PATCH 0/7] test-lib-functions: a better "test_expect_failure" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18  0:33 ` [PATCH 1/7] test-lib: add a "test_expect_todo", similar to "test_expect_failure" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18 18:59   ` Junio C Hamano
2022-03-18 20:50     ` Junio C Hamano
2022-03-18 23:07       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-19  7:12         ` Junio C Hamano
2022-03-19 11:11           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-20 15:13             ` Phillip Wood
2022-03-20 18:07               ` Junio C Hamano
2022-03-22 14:43                 ` Derrick Stolee
2022-03-23 22:13                   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2022-03-24 11:24                     ` Phillip Wood
2022-03-18  0:33 ` [PATCH 2/7] test-lib-functions: add and use a "test_todo" helper Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18  0:33 ` [PATCH 3/7] tests: allow test_* in "test_must_fail_acceptable" for "test_todo" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18  0:33 ` [PATCH 4/7] test-lib-functions: add and use a "todo_test_cmp" helper Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18  0:34 ` [PATCH 5/7] test-lib-functions: add and use a "todo_test_path" helper Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18  0:34 ` [PATCH 6/7] test-lib-functions: make test_todo support a --reset Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-03-18  0:34 ` [PATCH 7/7] sparse tests: convert a TODO test to use "test_expect_todo" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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