> -----Original Message----- > From: Felipe Contreras > Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 11:44 AM > > On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Adam Spiers <g...@adamspiers.org> > wrote: > > > I've been pretty impressed with git's test framework, and I'm not > > aware of many other (decent) shell-based test frameworks out there. > > (One that springs to mind is the one used by rvm, but last time I > > looked - admittedly a while ago now - it had limitations). > > > > Recently a situation arose where I craved the ability to test > > something via shell. I did a quick proof of concept and successfully > > extracted out the non-git-specific bits of git's test framework to be > > used to test something entirely unrelated to git: > > > > https://github.com/aspiers/shell-env/tree/master/t > > > > As it turned out to be fairly easy, I was wondering if there would be > > any interest in doing this more formally, i.e. splitting off the > > framework so that it could be used and improved outside the scope of > > git development? Of course this would pose the question how git > would > > consume this new project without any risk of destabilisation. I'm > > guessing that simply using a git submodule would solve the problem, > > but ICBW ... > > FWIW, the notmuch project seems to be doing the same; extracting and > using git's test framework.
The Apache Maven project is migrating to GIT right now and they just covered a long discussion on the pros and cons of this (sort of). It might be a bit of a read  but I can also provide some perspective. The question is asked in reverse in  since Maven had them separate and some suggested to merge them. 1: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/maven-dev/201210.mbox/%3ca5d13406-474a-43e6-9708-d5d4de9be...@tesla.io%3e 2: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/maven-dev/201210.mbox/%3c1349937687.79626.yahoomail...@web28903.mail.ir2.yahoo.com%3e
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