[v3,08/11] t6423: add an explanation about why one of the tests does not pass
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Message ID 82e1b0e69671f16e21208b5931c54266f2f743f3.1597098559.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com
State New
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  • Start preparing merge-related tests to work with multiple merge backends
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Andrew Klotz via GitGitGadget Aug. 10, 2020, 10:29 p.m. UTC
From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>

I had long since forgotten the idea behind this test and why it failed,
and took a little while to figure it out.  To prevent others from having
to spend a similar time on it, add an explanation in the comments.
However, the reasoning in the explanation makes me question why I
considered it a failure at all.  I'm not sure if I had a better reason
when I originally wrote it, but for now just add commentary about the
possible expectations and why it behaves the way it does right now.

Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
 t/t6423-merge-rename-directories.sh | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/t/t6423-merge-rename-directories.sh b/t/t6423-merge-rename-directories.sh
index bd0f17a3be..2b4a482277 100755
--- a/t/t6423-merge-rename-directories.sh
+++ b/t/t6423-merge-rename-directories.sh
@@ -2843,6 +2843,14 @@  test_expect_success '9f: Renamed directory that only contained immediate subdirs
 #   Commit A: priority/{alpha,bravo}/$more_files
 #   Commit B: goal/{a,b}/$more_files, goal/c
 #   Expected: priority/{alpha,bravo}/$more_files, priority/c
+# We currently fail this test because the directory renames we detect are
+#   goal/a/ -> priority/alpha/
+#   goal/b/ -> priority/bravo/
+# We do not detect
+#   goal/   -> priority/
+# because of no files found within goal/, and the fact that "a" != "alpha"
+# and "b" != "bravo".  But I'm not sure it's really a failure given that
+# viewpoint...
 test_setup_9g () {
 	test_create_repo 9g &&