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Re: [Patches] Netrc cleanup

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:30:01 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 9 Feb 2011, Julien Chaffraix wrote:

> I disagree here. Unit tests are not a replacement for system level testing
> IMHO. Unit tests are complementary to the existing tests that checks that
> netrc parsing + ftp works. Thus I disagree with removing any tests unless we
> can prove that they are superseeded by the unit tests.

Ok, you're right. Let's keep them and still make things as good as possible...

> I mentioned at least one way to remove this code while keeping the test:
> namely that curl could have --netrc-file option. Daniel, I haven't heard
> your objection to this (rough) proposal though. Maybe there is another way
> to provide that option for test that needs the 'netrc' feature like a custom
> tool?

I like --netrc-file, it will be useful for other purposes too!

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