[TIP] Result protocol / problems being solved

Victoria G. Laidler laidler at stsci.edu
Tue Apr 14 14:35:26 PDT 2009

Michael Foord wrote:
> Scott David Daniels wrote:
>> laidler at stsci.edu wrote:
>>> 5. I want to be able to do statistics on my test results.
>>> Implications: include start&stop times along with host/execution 
>>> environment; allow a way to associate arbitrary quantities of 
>>> interest with a test result.
>> The reason I like start & duration rather than start and stop is that
>> duration may be available with far more precision than something
>> capable of providing date and time.  I'm not saying it will always
>> be provided.
> Personally I think duration is the information you are likely to 
> *want* and as stop can be derived from start and duration it makes 
> sense to include those two. 
We are also explicitly interested in start time, so we can see whether 
eg a bunch of tests all failed at 10:07 while trying to access a 
particular disk that went offline for a minute.


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