Perl/Wine extension for perusal

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Wed Feb 21 17:48:00 CST 2001

On 21 Feb 2001, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Eric Pouech <Eric.Pouech at> writes:
> > So, this imposes to have the test programs also (compile) and run under
> > windows... This could even allow (from source code for example) to have
> > 3 test caes :
> > 1/ compiled and running under windows
> > 2/ compiled under windows, but run with wine
> > 3/ compiled as a winelib app
> The idea of using an interpreter like Perl is precisely that you don't
> need to compile anything to run tests. I think this is important
> because not everybody has a Windows compiler. It also allows using the
> exact same test script under Windows and Wine, so that you don't have
> to worry whether your Windows binary exactly matches your Winelib
> binary.

   The downside of interpreter-based tests are:
 - they won't test the Winelib headers or Winelib specific issues
 - I imagine that some of our potential test writers would be windows
programmers (after all these tests would be nothing more than simple
Windows applications). They would probably be more comfortable writing
tests in C/C++.

   So I guess I would prefer C/C++ based regression tests but I'm not
really opposed to interpreter based tests either. Let's get something

Francois Gouget         fgouget at
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