Re: [xml] Python as a way to unify libxml2 test on Windows and Unix

On Sat, 2004-05-08 at 01:28, Daniel Veillard wrote:

  While discussing with William Brack last Tuesday he came up with the
idea that since libxml2 regression testing on Unix used Python, that
the problem on Windows was makefile and shell portability and that 
Python works on Windows, the right way to make sure we get full regression
tests on Windows is to actually make them as python scripts instead of 
relying on the shell and make tools. 

If a dependency on Python is acceptable, then you could also consider
replacing the Unix-specific autoconf with the cross-platform SCons tool:

Disclaimer: I have no practical experience with SCons.

  This sounds like the right idea to unify the tests, the only problem
would be platforms where UNIX make and shell like tools are available
but where Python is not available.

That is also my biggest concern.

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