dejagnu and README.snapshots obsolete?

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dejagnu and README.snapshots obsolete?

Thorsten Meyer
Hi,

while looking for a place to put tests for struct array indexing I came across
comments like this in the test scripts in the test directory:

        ## Automatically generated from DejaGNU files

They confused me, because those files are managed by mercurial and no longer
automatically generated during the build process (and I had no idea what dejagnu
is and what is has to do with octave). May I suggest that we remove those comments?

Also there is a reference to the dejagnu framework (and other things which are
no longer valid as far as I can see) in README.snapshots. Could that file also
be removed (or replaced by a short reference to the contribution chapter in the
manual)?

regards

Thorsten

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John W. Eaton
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On 24-Jan-2009, Thorsten Meyer wrote:

| while looking for a place to put tests for struct array indexing I came across
| comments like this in the test scripts in the test directory:
|
| ## Automatically generated from DejaGNU files
|
| They confused me, because those files are managed by mercurial and no longer
| automatically generated during the build process (and I had no idea what dejagnu
| is and what is has to do with octave). May I suggest that we remove those comments?

DejaGNU is a testing framework.  The files were automatically
converted, once.  So at the least, I think the message should be
changed, but it could also be deleted.

| Also there is a reference to the dejagnu framework (and other things which are
| no longer valid as far as I can see) in README.snapshots. Could that file also
| be removed (or replaced by a short reference to the contribution chapter in the
| manual)?

This file should probably be edited and moved to the octave-www CVS
archive and placed alongside snapshots in the ftp directory.

jwe