Re: [PATCH v4 2/5] t1517: test commands that are designed to be run outside repository

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Patrick Steinhardt <ps@xxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, May 14, 2024 at 08:08:19AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Patrick Steinhardt <ps@xxxxxx> writes:
>> > Is there a specific reason why this needs a whole patch suite, as
>> > opposed to adding the tests to the respective test suites of the
>> > commands?
>> Yes, testing out-of-repository operations needs certain trick and
>> people forget to write such tests using the GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES
>> mechanism.  Having one place where we have an enumeration of
>> commands that are designed to be usable outside repository is a
>> handy way to make sure that we have enough test coverage.  It would
>> make it easy to control how GIT_DEFAULT_HASH environment is set
>> during these tests to have them in all one place.
> We already have the "nogit" command that neatly encapsulates all of this
> logic, so the trickery is contained in a single spot in practice.

Heh, you asked for "a" specific reason, and I listed three.  The
tests that are spread across many scripts make it harder to see if
we have enough coverage for the out-of-repository operations, and
the use of "nongit" helper does not change the equation, does it?

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