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Documentation about 'test_files' is confusing #90

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emilsoman opened this issue Jul 16, 2014 · 2 comments

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commented Jul 16, 2014

According to the section in the guides that talks about test_files gemspec attribute, test_files is a collection of unit test file which will be loaded as unit tests when the user requests a gem to be unit tested. How does the user request a gem to be unit tested ? Looks like --test option was removed from the gem command. So how is this test_files gemspec attribute useful currently ?

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commented Jul 16, 2014

I removed them since they're no longer useful or recommended to set. This will be updated with the next release of RubyGems.

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commented Jul 25, 2014

Perl still runs tests by default when installing cpan modules.. for some reason that never took off in the rubygems world.

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