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Re: [PATCH 1/1] Makefile: add prove and coverage-prove targets

Hi Ævar,

On Wed, 30 Jan 2019, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> Let's get some numbers then. On master, go to the "t" directory and run
> this:
>     for f in t[0-9]*.sh; do (echo '#!/bin/sh' && echo "echo ok 1 $f" && echo sleep 1 && echo echo 1..1) >$f; done
> That effectively turns all our tests into a "hello world" with a sleep
> of 1 second.
> Then run both:
>     time prove -j12 t00[0-9]*.sh
> And:
>     time make -j12 t00[0-9]*.sh
> For some value of -j12 and t00[0-9]*.sh. In my testing "make" is a bit
> faster, but not by any amount that would matter when this is run for
> real.

Hmm. You're right, I basically see a range of 5.17-5.27 seconds, all well
in the noise.

So apart from the size for Perl (which accounts for about a third of the
subset of the Git for Windows SDK we have to download into each and every
CI run, multiple times) it does not hurt that much at the moment, you're

Still, I would like to get away from our reliance on Perl in the test
suite. It does not make sense to require Perl even with NO_PERL.