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From Dyre.Tjeldv...@Sun.COM
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-827) Performance can be improved by re-using language ResultSets across Activation executions.
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2007 14:15:12 GMT
"Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <jira@apache.org> writes:

>     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-827?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12477237
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> Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-827:
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>
> Thanks for writing the test, Dyre. I think it is a valuable addition
> to the test suite. I committed rsfromps.v1 with revision 513679.
>
> Some small comments:
>
>   - assertRow() and assertResultSet() duplicate functionality that is
>     already implemented in JDBC.assertRowInResultSet() and
>     JDBC.assertFullResultSet(). Perhaps they can be reused?

A couple of things about this. When I started working on this test I
started by copying lang.GroupByExpressionTest since that seemed like a
pretty standard lang JUnit test. I observed that it had its own
methods for verifying that result sets. I found that a bit odd, since
that seemed something every test has to do, so I checked what was
available in BaseJDBCTestCase since GroupByExpressionTest inherits
from it. When I didn't find anything I decided to use those that I had
copied. 

I ended up making quite a few modifications to them while writing the
test because I needed additional functionality to debug the failures I
saw during development. 

Now, I absolutely see the value in having such utilites in a location
where it can be shared by all tests, but do we really need to spread
these utilities to so many places? Makes it hard for someone who isn't
a JUnit wizard when you can't find tests that actually follow
"established best practices"...

Well, I tried using the asserts from JDBC, but why don't they follow
the standard JUnit assert pattern, (assertX(String message, T
expected, T returned))? This isn't just a style issue, in this test I
have relied heavily on passing context information, such as loop
indices and prepared statement parameters, down to the actual assert
method so that it gets displayed when something fails (also borrowed
from GroupByExpressionTest). That info will just be lost if I switch
to JDBC.assertFullResultSet...

When I tried letting my assertResultSet call
JDBC.assertFullResultSet() I got ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsExceptions all
over the place since I use the assert method to test empty resultsets
against zero-length Object arrays...

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dt


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