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Re: Re: Re: The Evil Pleasures of Unit Tests

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Aug 30, 2003 at 12:27 UTC ( #287902=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: The Evil Pleasures of Unit Tests
in thread The Evil Pleasures of Unit Tests

I appreciate the value of unit tests too, and not just as an implement of torture for the un-righteous {maniacal laugh} <:-) Actually I posted one of our widgets Autogenerate Test Scripts a while back. This makes it hard(er) to find excuses as to why the test suite is not complete.....but still I hear all sorts of great excuses reasons justifications misc BS. Actually thinking about that I should probably post a couple of others (check.pl which looks to see if the test suites are complete and run which does the obvious).

It never ceases to amaze me how a seemingly trivial change in the behaviour of a given function can cause so many unexpected side effects. Good tests save much pain and embarassment.

cheers

tachyon

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