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From:
Michael G Schwern
Date:
March 16, 2009 16:29
Subject:
Re: Counting tests
Message ID:
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Eric Wilhelm wrote:
> # from Michael G Schwern
> # on Monday 16 March 2009 11:47:
> 
>> I suppose what really covers their ass is that by being broken up into
>> test_* routines each test function is isolated and their code is
>> simpler and less likely to have a logic error that results in a test
>> never being run.
> 
> Why is it that whenever plans come up, we hear all about the checksum 
> aspect, but never talk about the 'progress bar'?  If you're running 
> someone else's test suite, it is very nice to have some idea of how 
> much has completed.  Yes, that has caveats, but so does everything.

xUnit frameworks certainly have progress bars.  They do this, I assume, by
simply counting the number of test* methods ran vs the total number to be run.


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