[racket-dev] testing

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 4 12:18:01 EDT 2011

I feel challenged to write this up. So I will put it on my wish list and assign your name to it. 

On Aug 4, 2011, at 12:17 PM, Robby Findler wrote:

> I think a convention is good. I also think that this kind of
> organizational principle (where do tests go? How do you name the
> "main" file in some package? etc) is completely appropriate for a
> style guide somewhere, so maybe I'm missing something, tho.
> Robby
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Matthias Felleisen
> <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> One of the responses to the draft of the Racket style guide contains the following paragraph:
>>> There should be unified way to test collections. Let's say I fix
>>> something in collect `foo', there should be an obvious way to run
>>> `foo''s tests. Currently, the closest we have would be to look in
>>> `tests/foo', and see if anything looks like an entry point.
>>> Standardizing on test suite entry points would make it easier for
>>> people to run tests after fixing bugs in collects that are not their
>>> own. Such an entry point could be that each collect `X' is required to
>>> have a `tests/X/run.rkt' file that, when run, runs the test suite for
>>> `X'.
>> I don't consider this topic appropriate for the style guide.
>> But I consider it important enough to bring up for discussion.
>> QQQ: Is there a policy that spells out testing collections?
>> QQQ: Should we try to formulate one or leave individual testing styles alone?
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