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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Apr 20 02:58:17 CEST 2013

On 2013-04-19 at 23:18:30 +0000, Karl Berry wrote:

 > If the tests don't occupy much disk space, then I wouldn't hesitate
 > to include everything.  That's the simplest approach.  I do not
 > have strong feelings about putting them in doc vs. source, either
 > is fine with me.

The VnTeX test files had been in doc/ at the beginning but I moved
them to source/ when it turned out that texdoc finds too many files
which are not really documentation.  texdoc is quite greedy.

IMO it all depends on whether texdoc should find the stuff or not.

As far as disk space is concerned, since kpathsea doesn't look for
files in the source tree (i.e. a user can't run "tex latex.dtx" in his
CWD), I don't see any reason why large test suites can't be installed
as .zip files.  If users have to copy the stuff to their CWD anyway,
it's probably even more convenient.


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