[Swan-dev] we should not delete tests before we delete the code they test

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Sun Oct 21 20:22:48 UTC 2018

On Sun, 21 Oct 2018, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:

> We no longer test KLIPS.  Not only that, the tests have been deleted, not
> just disabled. 7c5c71b34bcc9dc3db7e24fb63a4a99aa927a72a

Tests were already mostly disabled by everyone running tests.

> I think that it is a Bad Idea to ship KLIPS code if we don't test it.

It is only like that for 1 or 2 releases, as we agreed in the Toronto
meeting. Then the code will be removed. It is "unsupported" now.

> Recommendation: KLIPS tests should be restored OR KLIPS should be deleted.
> Now.

What is the point of having the tests when:
- The core devs disable them
- No one looks (or have looked for a while) at the test output
- Developers don't want to support it, test it or run it.
- No one will fixup failing tests

I think this is a clear signal that KLIPS is really going to be removed
soon. The time to migrate away from KLIPS is now.


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