Mats Lidell writes:
>>>>> Stephen J Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org>
> Comments welcome, especially from Mats as to why he specified
> "Linux" rather than "not Windows native".
At the time I didn't want to make the tests active on any environment
I did not know for sure would have the tools available. If you think
it can be relaxed and used on more systems that is great.
Well, I already know that all tests in that suite pass on Darwin (Mac
OS X 10.6.8). Yay! :-) So the underlying FreeBSD support is OK, too.
I wonder what happens on platforms where the default shell is csh,
In general, if we think tests *might* pass, we probably want to enable
them. We *want* to hear any bad new early. If the results are
horrible, *then* disable them for a platform. If the results are
mediocre, consider fixing the platform support and/or the tests.
Of course, I think there's pretty good reason to suppose they won't
work on Windows NT (native) because it doesn't have anything close to
a POSIX shell available normally, and you use the shell a lot. But
Cygwin might work, since you'll probably have bash available. So I'm
only ruling out Windows NT (native) in my patch at present.
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