[developers] Trouble Seeing Test Suite Instances

Alexander Sugar sugara at uw.edu
Fri Sep 12 03:19:10 CEST 2014

I tried creating tsdb instances with and without having loaded the
grammar, and it didn't seem to make a difference. I certainly wouldn't
say I've done anything "creative well above the average" with my
grammar so far.

- Alec

On 9/11/14, Stephan Oepen <oe at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
>> one thing we did differently
>> the time that things worked fine was that we didn't load the grammar
>> before trying to create tsdb instances.
> this makes me wonder whether the grammar maybe contains an assignment
> to *tsdb-home* or call to the (tsdb :home ...) function?  when users
> are creative well above the average, it is possible for the [incr
> tsdb()] podium and the back-end lisp system to hold different values
> for this (crucial) variable; this would potentially lead to
> (seemingly) very surprising behavior.
> i would generally advise against setting [incr tsdb()] parameters as
> part of grammar code.  per-user adjustments can be made in ‘.tsdbrc’
> (in the user home directory), e.g. calls to (tsdb :home ...), (tsdb
> :skeletons ...), and such should typically go there, in my view.
> best, oe

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