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From Richard Liang <richard.lian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Unit testing revisited
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 01:07:56 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
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>
> George Harley wrote:
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>> I don't want an argument any more than the next person but ... I 
>> completely agree with the above statement. If you can't test code by 
>> going through the public API then how will the users ever get to 
>> exercise it in the "real world" ?
>>
>
> The key is that we aren't suggesting we don't test code by the public 
> API - we have to do that.  But rather, we need to ALSO test the 
> internals w/o going through the public API....
>
Hello Geir,

But rather, we need to ALSO test the internals w/o going through the 
public API....

Why? IMHO, it's easier to write test cases through public API. And the 
internals may possibly change, so if we write test cases directly for 
the internals, our test cases will not be stable.
> geir
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