On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 06:51:18PM +0200, Marco Bizzarri wrote:
> The problem is what you want to test. I'm not familiar with Zope 3,
> therefore I'm talk on the base of ZSQLMethod.SQL.SQL from Zope 2.
> If I understand correctly, you've some high level construct which creates an
> nvSQL instance. 


> Now, if you put yourself at the end of the line, what you
> need to do is to parse the output of nvSQL, in order to see if the generated
> SQL is correct.
> What you're doing therefore is to test whether nvSQL is able to generate
> correctly the SQL. But I think this is not what you want to test. You could
> safely assume that, given the proper input, nvSQL will generate the proper
> output.
> Therefore, what you should test is that the generated nvSQL has the
> appropriate characteristics.


I am also open to suggestions on what kind of characteristics
I should be interested in.  I have never written tests of generated
SQL before.
> I will try to post a sample for Zope2, just to give an idea of what could be
> done.

That would be very helpful, thank you.


Paul Winkler
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