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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Cvs <commandline> implementation question...
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2002 04:09:05 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "stephan beal" <stephan@wanderinghorse.net>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: Cvs <commandline> implementation question...


> On Sunday 24 March 2002 22:40 pm, stephan beal wrote:
> > i've gotta run some tests, add some API docs, etc., and then i'll send
it
> > up (and then it's to work on test cases).
>
> LOL! Neither Cvs, ExecTask nor AbstractCvsTask have existing test cases
under
> src/testcases/...
>
> i guess i've gotta suply one to qualify for the finals?
>

yep. many of the core ant tasks dont have tests as a) they were written
before the tests and b) everybidy uses them so a change which breaks stuff
will show up in Gump.

But if you are going to change existing code, it is important to add tests
which you show to work before you apply your changes. Example: the tests I
did last week on how properties and $ signs are expanded in strings. There
are lots of implicit tests for this, but till then nothing explicit.

NB, adding tests to existing code without making any code changes is welcome
too. :)


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