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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Location of test data files
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2006 01:28:55 GMT


Richard Liang wrote:
> George Harley wrote:
>> Hi Mikhail (again),
>>
>> Just a couple of brief observations about the SerializationTest.java 
>> code as it stands in SVN today :
>>
>> 1) The reference/golden .dat files for Serializable classes in a given 
>> module could be added under the module's src/test/resources directory 
>> (in sub-folders corresponding to their package names). In an Ant build 
>> these would be copied under the test bin using a tweaked version of 
>> the "copy-test-resources" target (see the proposed changes to 
>> make/build-java.xml contained in the HARMONY-57). At runtime this 
>> would make the .dat files available from the classpath.
>>
> Hello George,
> 
> It's good to put all test data files for one module into one folder, 
> such as "src/test/resources". However, there may be other options, 
> personally I'd like to put the test data file into the same directory of 
> the test case which uses the data file. This may make the maintenance 
> work easy. :-)

Yes - for maintenance and name collision, this makes sense.  That is how 
security does it now.

geir

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