[TIP] Result protocol / pass-fail-error
dgou at mac.com
Tue Apr 14 07:48:26 PDT 2009
On or about 2009 Apr 14, at 10:36 AM, Victoria G. Laidler indited:
> I disagree with the grouping of this hierarchy, and I'm not sure a
> hierarchy buys you enough to be worth the inflexibility (EG, you
> clearly think that "timeout" is a subcase of Fail; I think it's a
> subcase of Error. With a defined hierarchy we have to come to
> agreement; without one, we can each apply the grouping or hierarchy
> logic ourselves, downstream.
+1 on downstream (I agree with the whole paragraph quoted).
Keeping it simple.
Personally, I would like to avoid any semantic impositions on the test
status. It is what it is.
But I understand that in order to build a common "down-stream" eco-
system it might be useful to have some well-known values and that
implementation/site specific values will always be 2nd class citizens
in a generic world. :)
> Objects are not language-agnostic, which this result protocol is
> intended to be. Test statuses in this protocol cannot be objects.
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