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2 points by akkartik 201 days ago | link | parent

Ouch, have the tests for unit-test.arc been failing for the past year? :( :( Very sorry about that. I see the failure now.

I somehow forgot that unit-test.arc has its own tests. Could you post the instructions for running the tests in the Readme? That would also have the salubrious side effect of showing people a way to run a bunch of existing tests.

Edit: I've added some instructions for running unit-test.arc tests to the Anarki readme: https://github.com/arclanguage/anarki/commit/0913288ec1477f2.... Hopefully that'll help remind me.



2 points by zck 200 days ago | link

Don't worry about it! I haven't even run them in a long time, until this week -- I figured I could get teardown functionality working, then remove the hack around running Anarki tests (https://github.com/arclanguage/anarki/blob/master/tests.arc#...).

Thanks for adding the instructions.

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3 points by rocketnia 197 days ago | link

Once that last one is passing (or maybe even before it's passing), should the top-level tests.arc run these tests too? That way this can be caught not only by Travis CI, but also by people running tests.arc according to the readme.

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2 points by zck 197 days ago | link

Good question. I guess it's a question of if we have enough Anarki tests to minimze breaking changes.

If we do, then I don't know if it matters if we run unit-test.arc tests -- it's just one Arc library, presumably of several.

It's a little different than other libraries because it's what we use for Anarki unit tests.

Running it as part of Anarki's unit tests would prevent breakage, and is a simple solution to get a lot more tests added to the language. Anyone want to write a bunch of tests for Anarki itself?

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3 points by akkartik 197 days ago | link

Anarki isn't really intended to avoid or minimize breaking changes. The unit tests verify only that everything is internally consistent. That boundary around 'internal' should include unit-test.arc, I think.

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