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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][jndi][ldap] - Refine implementation of LdapSchemaContextImpl (HARMONY-5716)
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:14:07 GMT
Regis wrote:
> I think real data is always better than mock data.
> 
> Mark Hindess wrote:
>> On 16 April 2008 at 18:54, Regis <xu.regis@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ideally, I could use "real" schema data for testing, as we saw, the 
>>> data is big,
>>> 80k+ in serialized form, I can't image how many hashmap.set() would 
>>> be used.
>>> IMHO, if we used mock data, hashmap.set() is the best choice. Maybe 
>>> using
>>> text data is best the choice for me now.
>>
>> You say "ideally", but I don't really see the benefit of "real" schema
>> data over a set of mock data constructed to have the same test coverage.
>> Is 80k+ really needed to achieve test coverage?
> No, we could use very small mock data to achieve test coverage. But 
> achieving test coverage is not only purpose we write unit test,
> right? If the data file is too big for the ut, I could use mock data
> and rewrite the corresponding tests as scenario test add to bti.

Mark will answer for himself of course, but I think the question is:
How are the tests better for using 80k of data compared to, say, using 
1k?  Is the volume useful?  I can believe it might be.

Regards,
Tim

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