|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
... if your code is 100 lines, and your tests 1000 (a not unreasonably ratio IMO) ...
If you are writing 1000 lines of tests to verify 100 lines of code, your code is testing your tests, and not the other way around.
And frankly if you are using the test framework to get a pretty number telling you "XX.X% passed" then you aren't using the test framework properly.
It isn't a case of what I'm doing, it's what they do--and the reason I don't use them!
Anyway, i dont expect youll change your views..,
Nor do I expect others to eshew de rigueur based upon my rejection of it, but counterpoint is a goood thing wouldn't you agree?
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.