[racket-dev] [racket] Disable/Enable Tests

From: Michael Sperber (sperber at deinprogramm.de)
Date: Mon Nov 28 02:30:18 EST 2011

Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> writes:

> [ moved to dev ]
> Apparently this broke somewhere in between v5.0 (June 2010) where it
> works and v5.1 (Feb 2011) where it doesn't. I can't use git bisect to
> find the precise commit because the earlier version doesn't compile on
> either my windows or my mac machine (mac is lion and windows uses too
> new of a version of visual studio).
> And I *hate* touching this code because something always ends up
> broken. I got really mad last time this code broke and so I hope we
> have better test suites now because of that, but I'm really not
> excited by the prospect of trying to change it again. Not only is the
> code hard to understand because it is poorly written, it is also
> unclear what parts of DrRacket it influences.
> Given all of this, my inclination is to simply remove this option. So
> far the only one who has spoken in favor of it gave a reason that
> (thankfully) no longer applies.
> Any objections? Comments?
> Mike?

Some tests (especially check-property-based tests) are expensive, and
you don't always want to run them - especially with world/universe-based
code.  Is there a way to have that option only with the student

Cheers =8-} Mike
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