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I'm not sure if it's at all comforting, but you're running in to one of the consistent early hurdles of TDD as it relates to componentized (hush, it is too a word) architecture. TDD nearly demands you expose your code to the tests. I've been an aspiring TDDer for about five years now and still run into this problem like a skier hitting a patch of mud. I've finally convinced myself that the increased exposure pays off more in testability than the protectionism of hiding your deep implementation does in safety.

THAT said I like the command-line switch idea. What I most frequently do is push everything into a method (including an actual "main" method.) And I keep a "test" method as well. It's not particularly pretty, but then I'm certainly the only one who runs tests on my code.

At least if you had a testable mode selectable off the command line you'd be able to include your tests in a larger scale test environment.

Me

In reply to Re: TDD of non-module code by Voronich
in thread TDD of non-module code by davies

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