On 6/15/07, Caroline Maynard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > On 15 Jun, 12:31, Caroline Maynard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > >>> There is a new dependency, via PHP, on open ssl in the tests (deep > >>> joy - that kept me entertained for a while - not SCA-SDOs fault > >>> though). > >> Not sure what you mean by "via PHP". I know that the ebaysoap binding > >> has a dependency on openssl - and I did add a check to that binding to > >> make sure openssl is loaded. Are you talking about something else? > > No, that's it. We require certain things to be loaded into PHP so it > > would be useful to say in the docs that some tests will fail if you > > don't have the right things loaded. It's OK that they fail but it's > > not our fault. Good that the tests bindings are kind enough to tell > > you. > >> It would be useful to note somewhere what extensions we > >> > >>> expect to be turned on to get a clear test run. > >>> sdo > >>> libxml > >>> soap > >>> json > >>> xmlrpc > >>> openssl > >>> curl > >>> pdo + you favourite driver for the DAS tests > >> A good way to do this is to add a check to the SKIPIF section of the > >> test, so that it outputs an explanatory message if the required > >> extension is not available. > > Not sure about this. I was specifically thinking about the unit tests > > which blow up if the right extensions are not available but probably > > useful to see that as if they don't show an error people might think > > all of the features are availalble when they aren't. > > By "unit tests" do you mean phpunit or phpt? People who are used to pear > packages are likely to run the tests by something like: > > pecl run-tests -r > > so if we had the SKIPIF sections I'm suggesting, then they would see a > message, for example: > > SKIP SCA ebaysoap test [tests/SCA/phpt/nnn.phpt] (reason: ebaysoap SCA > binding requires openssl extension) > > I would find that more helpful (and maintainable) than a para in some > docs somewhere that I probably haven't read. > > > > > Yes, a nice helpful message there would do the trick.
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