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From "matthew.hawthorne" <>
Subject Re: [resources] An interesting problem
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2004 20:12:26 GMT
James Mitchell wrote:
> I want my test classes to reuse this same test code, but I don't know what
> the best approach is.  I don't want to copy/paste the existing code because
> I don't care to maintain the same code in 2 places.  However, I can't simply
> reference the jar.....because there is no jar, they are just test classes. 
> What would you do?

Create a jar containing the test classes.  If other projects depend on 
these tests, then
they are a valid artifact produced by the project and no longer "just 
test classes".

I run into this situation frequently when I have one component which 
defines a set of
interfaces, and also tests for these interfaces.  Then, I have another 
component which implements
the interfaces, and the tests need to reference the interface tests.

So, I'm in the habit of producing test jars along side the normal ones. 
  [collections] does something
similar to this.

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