[tex-live] testsuite: to include or not to include? doc or src?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 12:26:16 CEST 2013

2013/4/19 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
> It might be interesting to have it as a part of at leat the src.
> At least having some tests to look at for inspiration, may help others to make suitable tests for their own packages.
It is a difficult question. for instance, I test my packages by
retypesetting (part of) books that I made commercially so that I am
allowed ot use them for testing but I am not allowed to give the

> /Lars Madsen
> Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
> Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
> Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf
> ________________________________________
> From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Mojca Miklavec [mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com]
> Sent: 19 April 2013 12:17
> To: TeXLive
> Cc: Marco Patzer
> Subject: [tex-live] testsuite: to include or not to include? doc or src?
> Hello,
> A while back we had a discussion with Karl about what to do with
> testsuites in one particular TeX package.
> Marco is currently helping me prepare an extensive testsuite for one
> of my modules, so the same question rises again. The question probably
> depends a lot on the size and nature of the testsuite, but still.
> My question is: to what extent does a testsuite belong to CTAN & TeX
> Live? It contains some tests that could serve as usage examples (but
> probably too many and it might be too difficult to find something
> particular - it's usually better to have better documentation than 50
> tests). And in case that they are included: should they be included in
> "src" or "doc"?
> I might be wrong, but I believe that most packages in TL don't contain
> testsuites (it's also very likely that most don't have any). Also, if
> the testsuite becomes large (there might be some stress tests), it
> might also be inconvenient to include the whole suite for users who
> just want to use the package.
> What do others think?
> Mojca

Zdeněk Wagner

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