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From Branko ─îibej <br...@xbc.nu>
Subject Re: [RANT] our test suite sucks
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2002 23:17:04 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

>The original intent for the test suite was that somebody could run the APR
>test suite on their implementation of APR, and be sure that they are 100%
>compatible.  The current test suite doesn't even come close to
>implementing that.  In fact, most of the tests don't even give useful
>information about whether a feature is working as it is supposed to.  I am
>trying to test my new poll implementation, but I am spending more time
>interpreting the test rsults than actually fixing the code.
>In the next few weeks, I will be creating a real test suite for APR.  It
>will be either Perl or Python based, and all tests will be required to
>report success or failure only in the default mode.  If more information
>is required, that will be done through a verbose mode, much like the perl
>test suite for httpd.
>>From now on, the test suite's goal should be to allow people to know if
>they have successfully implemented APR for their platform.  This means
>that any new features in APR should include a full test suite for those

Oh I say, ++1 here.

Brane ─îibej   <brane@xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/

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