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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 28 08:23:06 EST 2011

Why does this have to be a menu? 
Why not add a macro to the test-engine code so that students can write 

On Nov 28, 2011, at 2:30 AM, Michael Sperber wrote:

> 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
> languages?
> -- 
> Cheers =8-} Mike
> Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla
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