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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] t3400: demonstrate failure with format.useAutoBase
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:25:10 -0800
Message-ID: <xmqqimn12s5l.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cTqRcZ6R7bFqeNG_bvwqgAKP7NVEHBSQxgpVk+PgGVMVg@mail.gmail.com> (Eric Sunshine's message of "Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:26:58 -0500")

Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 9:09 PM Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ever since bb52995f3e (format-patch: introduce format.useAutoBase
>> configuration, 2016-04-26), `git rebase` has been broken when
>> `format.useAutoBase = true`. Demonstrate that failure here.
>
> What specifically does "broken" mean here?
>
>> Reported-by: Christian Biesinger <cbiesinger@google.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> diff --git a/t/t3400-rebase.sh b/t/t3400-rebase.sh
>> @@ -159,6 +159,12 @@ test_expect_success 'fail when upstream arg is missing and not configured' '
>> +test_expect_failure 'rebase works with format.useAutoBase' '
>> +       test_config format.useAutoBase true &&
>> +       git checkout topic &&
>> +       git rebase master
>> +'
>
> Having read both the commit message and the test itself, I'm not wiser
> about what is actually "broken" or what this is demonstrating.

True.

The tests must be crystal clear what kind of brokenness it is
demonstrating, not just "this test is expected to fail", especially
when the "expect failure in one step, fix and flip expectation in a
separate step" pattern is used; otherwise it becomes doubly puzzling.

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-11-30 17:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-26 20:50 Bug with "git rebase" when format.useAutoBase is set Christian Biesinger
2019-11-27  2:09 ` [PATCH 0/5] rebase: fix breakage with `format.useAutoBase` Denton Liu
2019-11-27  2:09   ` [PATCH 1/5] t3400: demonstrate failure with format.useAutoBase Denton Liu
2019-11-27  2:26     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-11-30 17:25       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-11-27  2:09   ` [PATCH 2/5] format-patch: fix indentation Denton Liu
2019-11-27  2:09   ` [PATCH 3/5] t4014: use `test_config` Denton Liu
2019-11-27  2:09   ` [PATCH 4/5] format-patch: teach --no-base Denton Liu
2019-11-27  2:09   ` [PATCH 5/5] rebase: fix `format.useAutoBase` breakage Denton Liu
2019-11-27  2:42     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-11-27 17:14   ` [PATCH 0/5] rebase: fix breakage with `format.useAutoBase` Christian Biesinger
2019-11-27 18:13   ` [PATCH v2 " Denton Liu
2019-11-27 18:13     ` [PATCH v2 1/5] t3400: demonstrate failure with format.useAutoBase Denton Liu
2019-11-27 18:13     ` [PATCH v2 2/5] format-patch: fix indentation Denton Liu
2019-11-27 18:13     ` [PATCH v2 3/5] t4014: use test_config() Denton Liu
2019-11-27 18:13     ` [PATCH v2 4/5] format-patch: teach --no-base Denton Liu
2019-11-27 19:56       ` Denton Liu
2019-11-27 18:13     ` [PATCH v2 5/5] rebase: fix format.useAutoBase breakage Denton Liu
2019-12-04 16:21       ` Christian Biesinger
2019-12-04  7:47     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] rebase: fix breakage with `format.useAutoBase` Denton Liu
2019-12-04  7:47       ` [PATCH v3 1/5] t3400: demonstrate failure with format.useAutoBase Denton Liu
2019-12-04  7:47       ` [PATCH v3 2/5] format-patch: fix indentation Denton Liu
2019-12-04  7:47       ` [PATCH v3 3/5] t4014: use test_config() Denton Liu
2019-12-04  7:47       ` [PATCH v3 4/5] format-patch: teach --no-base Denton Liu
2019-12-04 10:36         ` René Scharfe
2019-12-04 17:26           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-12-04  7:48       ` [PATCH v3 5/5] rebase: fix format.useAutoBase breakage Denton Liu
2019-12-04 21:24       ` [PATCH v4 0/5] rebase: fix breakage with `format.useAutoBase` Denton Liu
2019-12-04 21:24         ` [PATCH v4 1/5] t3400: demonstrate failure with format.useAutoBase Denton Liu
2019-12-04 21:24         ` [PATCH v4 2/5] format-patch: fix indentation Denton Liu
2019-12-04 21:25         ` [PATCH v4 3/5] t4014: use test_config() Denton Liu
2019-12-04 21:25         ` [PATCH v4 4/5] format-patch: teach --no-base Denton Liu
2019-12-04 21:25         ` [PATCH v4 5/5] rebase: fix format.useAutoBase breakage Denton Liu

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