Hi Chris, thanks for your comment. The problem I am trying to solve is the following (occurring on Lion).
If Zorba is not installed ("make install" not executed) the tests (run from the build directory) pass, since the LIB_PATH taken into consideration is the third builtin path (the one in the build directory) - the first two builtin paths (both in the install dir) being nonexistent. The libraries in the build directory's LIB_PATH point back to the zorba libraries in the build directory, so everything is consistent. If Zorba is installed ("make install" executed) many of the tests (run from the build directory) no longer pass, since the first two builtin paths (in the install directory) now exist and take over. One issue is that they do not point back to the zorba library in the build directory, but to the zorba library in the install directory. This means that two identical, albeit physically different zorba libraries are actually used side-by-side (the one in the build directory, the one in the install directory), so that two stores are instantiated, leading to a failing assertion (store2 == store). In projects that build in top of zorba and that need "make install" for running their tests, a manual post-install dependency override is required to get all tests to pass. Having the command-line --module-path take precedence over builtin paths would make sure that tests can specify their LIB_PATH. I do understand the concern you raise, i.e., it might not be wise to allow this lib path override in real life usage. Would this make sense: have two lib path vectors in each static context node, one used before that of the parent, one used after the parent - it means that the lookup would be bottom-up-and-back-down. The former lib path (which takes priority over the builtin paths) could be only exposed to tests, and the latter one could be the one exposed officially. Would it make sense to you? -- https://code.launchpad.net/~zorba-coders/zorba/zorba-tests-when-installed-fix/+merge/109160 Your team Zorba Coders is subscribed to branch lp:zorba. -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp