Stopping to harvest easy to test enh without tests!
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Mon Sep 20 18:13:11 UTC 2004
Usually tests get harvested really fast. And this is a real
contribution to the community.
On 20 sept. 04, at 19:21, Jeff Sparkes wrote:
> Perhaps we could add a [TEST] category to BFAV. If the tests get
> moved into the
> update stream,
They always go in the stream (else we simply forget).
> then beginners and other less wizardly people (like me) could feel
> that they are making useful contributions to the project just by
> creating test cases.
Indeed writing nice tests is a really valuable and valued contribution.
Please do, this will be evaluated as code fixes or enh.
> We could count contributions by each user on a web page somewhere;
> maybe it could be a contest for those ego driven types.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> [mailto:squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org]On Behalf Of
> stéphane ducasse
> Sent: September 18, 2004 4:34 PM
> To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
> Subject: Re: Stopping to harvest easy to test enh without tests!
> On 18 sept. 04, at 22:16, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> Stef, I agree with you that tests are important. I'm not suggesting
>> that they are not. I'm saying that I agree with Alexander: to get
>> people to do them, make it part of the process so that they have to do
> Excatly but as I cannot change the process, I'm just on strike now :)
>> stéphane ducasse wrote:
>>> Come on brad. This is a bit too easy to blame the process, I wrote a
>>> tutorial only for the purpose that people can understand and write
>>> tests. So this is clear that an hyper genial tool would help to push
>>> the idea of tests but right now we do not have it. Still tests are
>>> On 18 sept. 04, at 19:43, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>>> I don't want to speak for Alexander, but I'm going to go out on a
>>>> limb here: I believe he agrees with you that the test can be simple
>>>> and should be included. By suggesting a process, Alexander is
>>>> strongly implying that it isn't the people at fault -- the system is
>>>> the cause of the problem and the cause of the solution. If we want
>>>> to improve the situation, improve the system.
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