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

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sun Feb 20 20:43:32 EST 2011

One thing I would also like to be able to do, based on this
discussion, is make a rackunit/base library that has very minimal
dependencies and provides a minimal testing infrastructure. I'd be
happy with something like check-equal? only at the top-level, ish.

Is that something that your changes would affect?


On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Ryan Culpepper <ryanc at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> 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.
> Ryan
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