The test-date program goes back to the early days of git, where it was presumably used to do manual sanity checks on changes to the date code. However, it is not actually used by the test suite to do any sort of automatic of systematic tests. This patch refactors the interface to the program to try to make it more suitable for use by the test suite. There should be no fallouts to changing the interface since it is not actually installed and is not internally called by any other programs. The changes are: - add a "mode" parameter so the caller can specify which operation to test - add a mode to test relative date output from show_date - allow faking a fixed time via the TEST_DATE_NOW environment variable, which allows consistent automated testing - drop the use of ctime for showing dates in favor of our internal iso8601 printing routines. The ctime output is somewhat redundant (because of the day-of-week) which makes writing test cases more annoying. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
This is a mechanical clean-up of the way *.c files include system header files. (1) sources under compat/, platform sha-1 implementations, and xdelta code are exempt from the following rules; (2) the first #include must be "git-compat-util.h" or one of our own header file that includes it first (e.g. config.h, builtin.h, pkt-line.h); (3) system headers that are included in "git-compat-util.h" need not be included in individual C source files. (4) "git-compat-util.h" does not have to include subsystem specific header files (e.g. expat.h). Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
And be a bitmore careful about matching: if we don't recognize a word or a number, we skip the whole thing, rather than trying the next character in that word/number. Finally: since ctime() adds the final '\n', don't add another one in test-date.
This date parser turns line-noise into a date. Cool.