[PATCH 0 of 4] Begin adding tests and small fixes for Largefiles Extension

Greg Ward greg-hg at gerg.ca
Thu Oct 6 20:08:41 CDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Na'Tosha Bard <natosha at unity3d.com> wrote:
> This patchbomb starts the process of adding tests (and fixes for things I find as I write the tests) for the largefiles extension.  These tests cover basic functionality of mercurial operations on largefiles, as well as some more obscure functionality that I know to have been very problematic (hard to fix and easy to break) for largefiles in the past.

Uhh... I hope you're converting the existing tests, not writing
brand-new ones! I know I have spent a lot of time writing pretty good
tests for bfiles, and it looks like folks at Fog Creek spent a *hell*
of a lot of time writing tests of kbfiles. It's just too bad that they
made such enthusiastic use of my misguided hgtests.py framework [1].


[1] it was a nice idea, because it lets you write portable tests --
something Mercurial really needs. But unfortunately, writing those
tests is a royal PITA.
The new "unified" format introduced in hg 1.7 is vastly nicer; pity it's

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