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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: Gregory Anders <greg@gpanders.com>,
	Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] git-send-email: add sendmailCommand option
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 14:32:53 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <609c2d652d592_71bd120824@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YJwZFpxKLTch/N6O@gpanders.com>

Gregory Anders wrote:
> On Wed, 12 May 2021 12:21 -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> >The sole purpose of software is that it's useful to users. Software 
> >that works today but not tomorrow is bad software.
> >
> >The primary purpose of the testing framework is to ensure that doesn't
> >happen; that git keeps working in the same way today than it did
> >yesterday.
> >
> >That's why it's more important that tests excercise the options people
> >were using yesterday.
> >
> >In addition we also want to be testing new functionality, but that's *in
> >addition*.
> >
> >Maybe at some point in the future more people will be using
> >--sendmail-cmd, but right now that's not the case. Right now we need to
> >be testing the option people are using *today*.
> 
> I agree with this completely. Is this requirement satisfied with the 
> addition of a test that checks the usage of an absolute path with 
> --smtp-server (the behavior that people were using yesterday), while all 
> of the existing tests are still converted to the new option? I have such 
> a test written (along with a few others) in the forthcoming v2 patch:

I still insist the current tests should not be converted. But ultimately
it's Junio's call.

Cheers.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-12 20:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-12  3:30 Gregory Anders
2021-05-12  4:19 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12 13:03   ` Gregory Anders
2021-05-12  7:57 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-12 13:12   ` Gregory Anders
2021-05-12 17:21     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-12 18:06       ` Gregory Anders
2021-05-12 19:32         ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2021-05-12  9:04 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-12 13:18   ` Gregory Anders
2021-05-13  2:32 ` [PATCH v2] git-send-email: add option to specify sendmail command Gregory Anders
2021-05-13  3:58   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-13 13:31     ` Gregory Anders
2021-05-13 21:21       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-13 15:23   ` [PATCH v3] " Gregory Anders
2021-05-14  4:25     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-14  5:16       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-14 14:12       ` Gregory Anders
2021-05-14 15:15     ` [PATCH v4] " Gregory Anders

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