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Re: [PATCH 1/1] tests: replace `test -(d|f)` with test_path_is_(dir|file)




Hi Martin

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:01 PM Martin Ågren <martin.agren@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > -       ! test -d submod &&
> > +       ! test_path_is_dir submod &&
>
> Now, here I wonder. This (and other changes like this) means that every
> time the test passes, we see "Directory submod doesn't exist.", which is
> perhaps not too irritating. But more importantly, when the test fails,
> we don't get any hint. So a failure is just as silent and "non-helpful"
> as before. I can think of a few approaches:

>
>  1 Teach `test_path_is_dir` and friends to handle "!" in a clever way, and
>    write these as `test_path_is_dir ! foo`. (We already have helpers
>    that do this, see, e.g., `test_i18ngrep`.)
>

Yes, I also think that it should be corrected and I think this(1)
approach is good as it resonates well with the existing code. I'll
start working on it and submit the patch as soon as possible.

Thanks
Rohit