Re: [PATCH 3/3] t0006-date.sh: add `human` date format tests.
- Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 02:44:22 -0500
- From: Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] t0006-date.sh: add `human` date format tests.
On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 05:31:50PM -0700, Stephen P. Smith wrote:
> The `human` date format varies based on two inputs: the date in the
> reference time which is constant and the local computers date which
> varies. Using hardcoded test expected output dates would require
> holding the local machines date and time constant which is not
> Alternatively, letting the local date vary, which is the normal
> situation, implies that the tests would be checking for formating
> changes based on on a ref date relative to the local computers time.
We already have $TEST_DATE_NOW, which "test-tool date" will respect for
various commands to pretend that it's currently a particular time. I
think you'd need to add a sub-command similar to "relative" (which
directly calls show_date_relative()) which calls into the "human" code.
Note that there _isn't_ a way to have actual non-test git programs read
the current time from an environment variable (as opposed to actually