Call for testing: exec bit and merges on Windows (issue1802)

Matt Mackall mpm at
Mon Oct 24 08:18:16 CDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-24 at 15:03 +0200, Dominik Psenner wrote:
> >I've just committed a fix for this fairly notorious issue:
> >
> >
> >
> >If you've run into this issue (or have easy access to Unix and Windows),
> >this change I've just made could use some further sanity checking:
> >
> >
> *sniff* Looks like today is once more a manic Monday. I was not so lucky
> with running the tests on windows.

If it had worked, it would have been nothing short of miraculous: we
don't expect the test suite to work on Windows at all.

What a "call for testing" is generally asking for is "run this in your
own unique personal world, let us know if it breaks". This tells us
things a test suite can't.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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