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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [result] Re: [vote] Acceptance of HARMONY-39 : Contribution of beans, regex and math class library code
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2006 05:41:18 GMT
As I understood the main Tim's concern with running tests in bootclasspath is
that real apps wont run that way.

If we test in special VM mode then we go far away from how real apps
are running.

$0.02

Thanks,
Mikhail


2006/3/22, Etienne Gagnon <egagnon@sablevm.org>:
> Just a random idea...  Why not have a special "testing" mode in the VM
> that would trigger special permissions to code in ".test" packages?
>
> Actually, this mechanism could act differently:  simply consider
> some.package and some.package.test as being the *same* package (so,
> erase, at loading time, the .test package suffix from loaded classes.
> It could also "combine" the fields & methods of package.Foo with
> package.test.Foo if classes with identical names exist in both packages,
>  so that private methods could be tested.
>
> Additionally, the testing mode could allow for loading java.lang.*
> classes in user class loaders.
>
> Of course, this would be a non-standard option, like -Xtestpermissions .
> And, this way, all the test code could reside in files and directories
> that would be separate from the real code.
>
> Yep, a random idea.  ;-)
>
> Etienne
>
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> > testing a.b.c.Foo and you have to do it from a.b.c.test.FooTest, how can
> > you ever do implementation testing of Foo?  It's not an unreasonable
> >...
>
> --
> Etienne M. Gagnon, Ph.D.            http://www.info2.uqam.ca/~egagnon/
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>
>
>

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