On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes: >> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >>> Well, if it has no tests *and* it's not getting installed, what's >>> the point of having it at all? > >> It's intended as a demonstration of stuff you could do with background >> workers. Perhaps that begs the question of why Alvaro included it in >> the set of things that got moved from contrib to src/test/modules, but >> I'm still of the opinion that we should build everything in >> src/test/modules when the user does 'make world', whether it has tests >> defined or not. > > TBH, I can't muster much sympathy for that position. Make a test case > for it, and the problem goes away, not to mention that confidence in > whether it actually works (not just compiles) goes up a lot.
I'm not sure there's an easy way to test it via pg_regress, but if somebody can come up with something, sure. But why stick to a rule that is inconvenient for no real benefit? Compiling everything in src/test/modules when someone runs 'make check-world' would take a handful of seconds and prevent developer errors like the one that started this thread. That seems like a slam-dunk from here, regardless of anything else. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers