On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Jeff Davis <pg...@j-davis.com> wrote: > Or, I could write up a test framework in ruby or python, using the > appropriate pg driver, and some not-so-portable shell commands to start > and stop the server. Then, I can publish that on this list, and that > would at least make it easier to test semi-manually and give greater > confidence in pre-commit revisions.
That latter approach is similar to what happened with SSI's isolation tester. It started out in Python, and then Heikki rewrote it in C. If Python/Ruby code is massively simpler to write than the C code, that might be a good way to start out. It'll be an aid to reviewers even if neither it nor any descendent gets committed. Frankly, I think some automated testing harness (written in C or Perl) that could do fault-injection tests as part of the buildfarm would be amazingly awesome. I'm drooling just thinking about it. But I guess that's getting ahead of myself. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers