[Libreoffice] l10ntools clean-up?

Andras Timar timar74 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 04:05:01 PST 2012

2012/2/1 Michael Stahl <mstahl at redhat.com>:
> On 01/02/12 12:42, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>> On 02/01/2012 12:01 PM, Michael Stahl wrote:
>>> actually regressions should be easy to prevent here: just build 2 full
>>> trees with all options, e.g. enable all extensions, help, all languages;
>>> then diff the files produced by the tools.
>> In principle at least (and I'll surely do tests along these lines).  In
>> practice however, things are a little harder.  Complete input data
>> (--with-lang=all) is huge; what parts exactly of the build (*/$INPATH/*)
>> to copy aside for later comparison is not always glaringly evident;
>> doing changes incrementally would conflict with other people's commits
>> invalidating the comparison data saved upfront.
> hence "build 2 full trees"
> yes, that will take lots of disk space.

New tool does not have to produce identical result. It must produce
syntactically equivalent result. If we reproduced all
tab/space/linefeed uglyness in generated xml/src files with new code,
then new code would be as ugly as old. :) So plain old diff is not the
right tool for this IMHO.


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