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Re: conflict on added files


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: conflict on added files
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 09:44:44 -0400
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Paul Edwards wrote:

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
Also, please test the result of all CVS invocations in sanity.sh, not
just the last few.

I noticed you doing that.  Why do you do that, they're just
junk setup commands, no?

Why do I do that? Originally, it was because everyone else did. In retrospect, we don't really know for sure what order the tests will be run in, and even if we did, very little thought has been put into making sure that commands that will be used in later tests are tested first. If all the setup commands get tested, then tests will not be reported as broken when it was really a setup command that caused the problem.

As a side benefit, we are likely testing code paths that directed testing missed.

I'll grant that it might make more sense to ensure that the tests were run in the correct order, with dependencies being thoroughly tested first, but it's not happening that way yet and it would take some considerable time to do so thorough an analysis of the test suite.

Derek

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