On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 02:33:02PM +0200, Christian Theune wrote:
> On 10/08/2009 03:28 PM, Jonathan Ballet wrote:
> > I made a branch 'shuffle-tests', available on the Mercurial repository
> > at http://bitbucket.org/multani/zope.testing-shuffle/ , which adds two
> > new options:
> >
> >   * --shuffle to randomize the order of the tests in a layer (layers
> > are not yet randomized, I didn't look at it yet);
> >   * --shuffle-seed XXX, to initialize the RNG with a specific value,
> > which allows to reproduce a specific randomization of tests (inspired
> > by this thread 
> > http://lists.idyll.org/pipermail/testing-in-python/2009-April/001812.html
> > )
> 
> Sounds right. It could even be folded into a single option:
> 
> --shuffle[=XXX]

I doubt that.  Ordinarily with the GNU long option style these two are
equivalent:

   --shuffle=42
   --shuffle 42

but there's no way to tell the second variant from a seed-less --shuffle
followed by an non-option argument.

Marius Gedminas
-- 
http://pov.lt/ -- Zope 3 consulting and development

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