[PD] load_every_help test script ready for use

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sat Jun 20 00:34:53 CEST 2009

So I finally got my load_every_help.py script pretty well debugged and  
so it can actually survive a bunch of conditions.  Basically, its a  
simple automated test of every help patch.  You give it a base  
directory for Pd, and it opens every help patch and logs the result.   
This makes it easier to see which help patches have problems.  I could  
see this script doing something like posting anytime there is a  
"couldn't create" error.

Here's an example log, I ran it without X on Debian, so all of the Gem  
and probably PDP stuff failed.


I think this script could also then serve as the basis of a regression  
testing script.  It would basically look thru the SVN for any *- 
regression.pd file.  These pd patches would run some bit of code, then  
print out the word "SUCCESS".  If it doesn't that's a fail and it'd be  
automatically mailed to the list.



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