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Re: passing diff options to pg_regress

From: Jeevan Chalke <jeevan(dot)chalke(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: passing diff options to pg_regress
Date: 2013-01-16 09:05:08
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Hi Peter,

Idea is really very good.

About the patch:
Patch looks good to me.
Applied cleanly on latest sources. make / make install / make check /
initdb everything works well.

Tested with few options and it is working well.

However, I think you need to add this in docs. Letting people know about
this environment variable to make use of that.

Thanks



On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 6:57 AM, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> > I sometimes find it useful to view a regression test difference using
> > other diff options, such as -u -w or more context.  There is currently
> > no easy way to accomplish that.
> >
> > I suggest allowing to override the diff options using an environment
> > variable, such as PG_REGRESS_DIFF_OPTS.  The patch is very small.
>
> Great idea.
>
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