[Bioperl-l] Please do not commit without testing

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Thu Nov 23 17:36:47 EST 2006

Chris Fields wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2006, at 4:07 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:
>> Chris Fields wrote:
>>> ...
>> [snip]
>>> However, the various changes using Module::Build need to be 
>>> well-documented both in CVS docs and on the wiki.  Your latter 
>>> example ('./Build test --test_files t/test.t --verbose') is nowhere 
>>> to be found.
>> I posted to the list about it on the 17th in thread 'Testing with 
>> Build.PL'. Where would you suggest a good place on the wiki would be 
>> to mention something like that?
> The mail list isn't the best place to document this; very few people 
> (including developers) will take the time to go back digging through old 
> posts except as a last resort.  Hence these need to be well-documented 
> AND easily accessible.  Relevant changes need to be made everywhere that 
> testing or using make/nmake is mentioned in CVS or the wiki.  For the 
> testing case I raised, maybe adding something to the various INSTALL 
> docs and the FAQ would be a good start.

It /is/ in the INSTALL docs. See the 'THE TEST SYSTEM' section. (It's 
also on the wiki version of same.)

I'm not sure that a developer would think to look in the installation 
documentation for that kind of information, so I've added the info to 
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Bioperl_Best_Practices#Testing as well.

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