Improve README
authorAryeh Gregor <>
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 20:53:00 +0300
changeset 745 329ddf94242a
parent 744 22257987e0be
child 746 89d66badcb20
Improve README
--- a/conformancetest/README	Thu Aug 06 16:43:19 2015 +0300
+++ b/conformancetest/README	Thu Aug 06 20:53:00 2015 +0300
@@ -1,3 +1,13 @@
+This suite tests conformance to the editing spec written long ago by Aryeh
+Gregor.  Nobody actually implements the spec, but the tests are still useful
+for regression testing.  The tests are generated by an elaborate procedure that
+no longer works, which is outlined below.  At the time of writing (August
+2015), no one is meaningfully updating the specification, so there is no
+impetus to get the test generation working again, and the contents of the tests
+should be regarded as frozen.  Manually updating data.js is not recommended,
+because it's not exactly in a maintainable format.
 To generate data.js (this will only work if you're me unless you hack the
 source code):
@@ -8,5 +18,3 @@
 any discrepancies, update conformancetest/diff *and* (if appropriate)
 conformancetest/patch.  Do not forget to update conformancetest/patch, or else
 stuff will get messed up.
-XXX This is no longer true now that data.js is split up.