[Rd] Running package tests and not stop on first fail
ironholds at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 17:42:54 CET 2016
On Friday, 4 November 2016, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> >>>>> on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 10:36:52 -0500 writes:
> > On 4 November 2016 at 16:24, Martin Maechler wrote: | My
> > proposed name '--no-stop-on-error' was a quick shot; if |
> > somebody has a more concise or better "English style"
> > wording | (which is somewhat compatible with all the other
> > options you see | from 'R CMD check --help'), | please
> > speak up.
> > Why not keep it simple? The similar feature this most
> > resembles is 'make -k' and its help page has
> > -k, --keep-going
> > Continue as much as possible after an
> > error. While the target that failed, and those that
> > depend on it, cannot be remade, the other dependencies of
> > these targets can be processed all the same.
> Yes, that would be quite a bit simpler and nice in my view.
> One may think it to be too vague,
Mmn, I would agree on vagueness (and it breaks the pattern set by other
flags of human-readability). Deep familiarity with make is probably not
something we should ask of everyone who needs to test a package, too.
I quite like stop-on-error=true (exactly the same as the previous
suggestion but shaves off some characters by inverting the Boolean)
notably from Brian Pedersen's mentioning that the examples are
> already continued in any case if they lead to an error.
> Other opinions?
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