Re: [PATCH v2 2/6] test: more style fixes

Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/6] test: more style fixes

Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 08:16:39 -0300

To: Felipe Contreras


From: David Bremner

Felipe Contreras <> writes:

> The testing framework for example seems to come from the git project,
> which has a C style of:
>   void function(void)
>   {
>   }
> But a shell style of:
>   function () {
>   }

I looked at the existing code, and it does seem to mostly use the latter
style. So I guess this change is less disruptive than flipping
everything the other way.

> I may have been spoiled by them, but I like both styles. Additionally
> the testing framework was split into the sharness project [1], which
> obviously has the same shell style. BTW, at some point you might want
> to use sharness, instead of maintaining your own testing framework.

That would depend how much work is involved in porting 17k+ lines of tests.

> So my vote is no: we should not strive with consistency with the C
> code. The original git shell style is fine, and if we adopt it, we can
> refer to it in test/README instead of defining our own.

Here again I'd want to see how much change to the test suite is
necessary to conform. I noticed a few things (like the location of
"then") where we don't currently follow the git shell style very closely.

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