[TIP] Ideology

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Apr 21 09:29:41 PDT 2009

C. Titus Brown wrote:
> -> Your test framework should have unit tests - and yes, you'll need to
> -> treat it like any other piece of software, tests, docs, and debugging.
> Aiee, that sounds like work!

Anything we move into the framework we test.

Tests that test tests are fun. :-)

Like all good agile exponents we don't believe in documentation though. :-o

> -> Better to have to test and debug a framework, then to shove the
> -> complexity down into hundreds of tests, which would ultimately result
> -> in fantastic amounts of copy/pasting within the tests.
> Well, yes.
> -> It's a matter of choice: where do you want the complexity to lie? In
> -> the framework designer's bucket, or the test designer's? I tend
> -> towards the latter obviously (consider the abstractions that Django
> -> provides).
> I'd rather it be simple. No complexity allowed. Didn't you read my blog
> post??
> --titus, rearranging the world around him since the late '80s...

Well there's necessary complexity and unnecessary complexity...



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