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From: Aankhen <aankhen@gmail.com>
To: Manuel Giraud <manuel.giraud@univ-nantes.fr>,
	Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug@gmail.com>,
	emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch>
Subject: Re: Re: Test framework needed
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:44:55 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTimFfN7KSvp+8cZ_n=co9x3LE67SBCOJnGjQ1eEG@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87r59o8wum.fsf@univ-nantes.fr>

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 20:43, Manuel Giraud
<manuel.giraud@univ-nantes.fr> wrote:
> Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug@gmail.com> writes:
> [snip]
>> Please correct me if I am missing something.
>> This suite should actually be updated with effectively each patch which
>> introduces new features and run after each patch.
> Which renders this framework far less automatic. I think that having a
> set of org files against which one could try any export and *see* that
> the results are almost correct would be enough.

I think the “automated” part refers to running the tests.  What you
suggest—having a set of files that you could manually export to verify
the results—wouldn’t be of much help, IMHO.  First, it’d require a lot
more time than executing a single command and checking the summary at
the end.  Second, it’d be very error-prone.

A comprehensive automated test suite gives people writing patches an
easier way to perform regression testing and catch any unintended
consequences.  On the other hand, it /does/ take a lot of effort to
keep it in sync with the codebase… maybe we need a Test Fairy. ;-)


  reply	other threads:[~2011-03-30 20:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-03-30 13:01 Test framework needed Rainer M Krug
2011-03-30 13:46 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2011-03-30 13:56   ` Rainer M Krug
2011-03-30 14:11     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2011-03-30 14:22       ` Rainer M Krug
2011-03-30 14:26       ` MidLifeXis at PerlMonks
2011-03-30 14:18     ` Christian Egli
2011-03-30 14:30       ` Rainer M Krug
2011-03-30 15:13         ` Manuel Giraud
2011-03-30 20:14           ` Aankhen [this message]
2011-03-30 21:39             ` Eric Schulte
2011-03-30 21:42         ` Eric Schulte
2011-03-31  0:19           ` Suvayu Ali
2011-03-31  3:40             ` Eric Schulte
2011-03-31  7:15               ` Rainer M Krug

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