[PD] regression testing WAS Re: [psql] object hand-holding

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Dec 24 19:54:37 CET 2007

On Mon, 24 Dec 2007, zmoelnig at iem.at wrote:

> in practice i found it often simpler to write tests that only output a 
> result when they know that they have passed: you need to create far less 
> logic, which might minimize the chance to write buggy tests (which i 
> found is inevitable) likewise, it is often simple to have a shortcut to 
> tell the framework that the test is known to have failed (most of these 
> shortcuts could be avoided by splitting the test into several sub-tests; 
> in practice i found that i prefer to write less tests) apart from that, 
> a mechanism to quit a test from outside after some timeout might be a 
> good idea.

But this is not really what we were talking about. We were thinking about 
the WAIT state. I sort of assumed that there were both PASS and FAIL 
results, and this is why I said tri-state, but we were talking about how 
to represent WAIT in Pd.

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