[tap-l] TAP tests
andy at hexten.net
Tue Mar 20 00:58:56 GMT 2007
On 20 Mar 2007, at 00:44, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> By which I mean acceptance tests to ensure your TAP consumer is
> properly. We don't have anything official, it sure would be nice
> if we did.
> So I'm throwing this out as a project for someone (where someone
> does not
> equal "Andy Armstrong" because he's doing too much already) to do.
> A good place to start is the "sample-tests" directory in the
> distribution. The expected results are in t/020-regression.t. I'd
> the tests be encoded in YAMLish with the TAP and expected results
> in each
> document. For example...
Now /this/ is a nice reason to be glad we're using YAML instead of JSON.
[snip neat use of YAMLish]
> These should be posted on the Wiki and probably eventually shipped
> with the
> TAP module.
I know I've been disqualified from this but I was just pondering
today that it'd be nice to distribute parts of our test suite as YAML
test specifications - which got me thinking about the whole idea of
language independent tests: the test providing part of the
specification in a way that's independent of the implementation
language. How cool would that be?
I'm sure it's already being done but I hadn't thought about it too
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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