[racket-dev] DrDr & the split repository

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 5 08:27:15 EST 2014

And just to confirm: we should be checking into our own failures in
drdr and fixing the info files now, right?


On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 6:14 AM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since we split the repository, there have been significantly more
> errors on DrDr:
> http://drdr.racket-lang.org/
> This is mainly because DrDr used to use a monolithic metadata file:
> https://github.com/plt/racket/blob/master/pkgs/plt-services/meta/props
> This meta-data file included things like "Don't run this file" and
> "Give it a timeout of 5 minutes" or "This program fails randomly, so
> don't blame the committer". But we can't use this centralized metadata
> with the decentralized repository.
> Instead, Matthew changed "raco test" (which is how DrDr tests
> programs) to support all these options. They can be test on a
> per-directory or per-file basis. The documentation for this is here:
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/raco/test.html?q=raco%20test#%28part._test-config%29
> Jay
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