[developers] Trouble Seeing Test Suite Instances

Emily M. Bender ebender at uw.edu
Fri Sep 12 17:10:58 CEST 2014


Can you look in your lkb/script file for the string tsdb?


On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Alexander Sugar <sugara at uw.edu> wrote:

> 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
> >

Emily M. Bender
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Department of Linguistics
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