On Apr 25, 2008, at 1:59 AM, Lennart Regebro wrote:
On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Jim Fulton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
- If a file is documentation and a test, make sure it is good
documentation. In that case, documentation comes first. Don't add
tests that it ruins the documentation.
- Test edge cases in separate tests. These are typically short-ish
in test modules.
- A variation is to have a narrative that doesn't try hard to be
documentation. The narrative can be convenient, up to a point,
even in a
test. These should be clearly marked as not being documentation.
I'ö happy to here this from an authorative source. I've been saying it
for years, and I have usually been contradicted by people saying "no
all tests should be doctests", Lets kill that sillyness once and for
all now. :-)
Everything I said above refers to doctests.
I only pointed out that long narrative doctests aren't always desirable.
Having said that, I can live with regular unit tests that are easy to
follow and documented.
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