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Adrian Howard
December 17, 2002 03:36
Re: Graphically depicting coverage vs. test results
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Ah. Confusion of vocab. You're talking about the order of the test 
scripts rather than the order of tests run by those scripts. Yes?

I think Tony was talking about the order of tests.

While key test scripts tend to be run earlier in some setups, I'm not 
sure that's it going to be a useful distinction all of the time. There 
are certainly lots of test setups where it's not true for me.


On Monday, December 16, 2002, at 11:12  pm, Paul Johnson wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 04:49:46PM +0000, Tony Bowden wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 12:16:53AM +0100, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> I also had thoughts along the lines of all tests not being equal.
>>> Generally the earlier a test is run, the more important it is.
>> This isn't necessarily true.
>> Test::Class, for example, runs tests in alphabetical order ...
> Well, yes, I think this is true for most (all?) of Perl's core and CPAN
> modules, but a developer is free to impose an order by playing with the
> names of the tests, similar to the way things work with rc scripts.
> Maybe I should have said that tests for basic functionality should
> probably be run before tests for more advanced functionality, as 
> happens
> in the perl core.
> Fortunately, "basic" comes fairly early in the alphabet :-)
> -- 
> Paul Johnson -

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