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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: [math] Using reflection to test private methods
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2012 23:29:09 GMT
Google has a nice @ExposedForTesting annotation that they use for this.

There are numerous instances in guava where otherwise private methods are
exposed to the test suite for testing.  It makes a lot of sense, and there
are no questions to anybody looking at the code about what is happening.
 If you really want to do so, you can even implement a code walker that
guarantees that all methods are annotated with the access level and level
of stability.

On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Gilles Sadowski <> wrote:

> After some time, it becomes a soiurce or questioning ("Why is this code
> package private?"). [And no, I don't think that it is enough reason to
> state that reason (for "Junit" testing) is the doc

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