Michael Ströder wrote:
What do you consider a "widely supported scripting language"?
During some discussions about the test suite I felt that having a more powerful scripting language would help dealing with some of the problems in a more elegant way.
I know this is going to raise a can of worms.
Yes, I know.
Since we're aiming at all Un*x platforms without very special development tools, I believe plain sh and awk (no gawk or so) is sort of mandatory.
I concur we could make use of much better languages (I'd vote python over perl, but that's personal taste), but I think we cannot have stock tests requiring python right now.