[racket-dev] Racktest was: OMG the thread that will never die about testing

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryanc at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Feb 20 20:17:51 EST 2011

On 02/20/2011 10:37 AM, Noel Welsh wrote:
> Here's a proposal that attempts to synthesise prior discussion. It
> support the features I want without imposing overhead on Eli.

I'm starting to think we're going about this the wrong way. I predict 
that if we continue, this discussion will devolve into an exchange of 
"too simple! too simple!" and "too complex! too complex!".

Here's a new proposal. I'll convert the rackunit gui to use my proposed 
result type (probably with minor changes). Any other test framework 
maintainer can design a result type that models their own testing 
framework, and I'll write a conversion function from their type to mine. 
I believe the type I proposed subsumes the others, and I don't think 
anyone has expressed interest in the arrows going the other direction.

Then we can continue this discussion with more concrete experience.


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