[squeak-dev] Spur + DateAndTime: bug?

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 21:52:01 UTC 2014

On 14 July 2014 22:36, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why not just cleanly list the name of the failing test and nothing else?
> Tests are only understood and debugged in the running image, not from a
> cryptic message reported on the build website.

I realise that _you_ don't use CI to debug tests. I do. I find value
in these error messages, especially since I don't have a Linux
machine, and as it happens, a test (see Tests-fbs.301) fails in
Spur+Linux but passes in Spur+Windows.

>  It certainly can't be fixed
> and committed without running the test in the image anyway.

Yes, and so what?

> So why do we want to see that debugging noise in the build-server reports?

How is a decent error message noise? I find ENORMOUS value in these
error messages. How could I possibly report a problem on a Linux box
to Eliot otherwise?


> On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> http://build.squeak.org/job/SqueakTrunkOnSpur/31/testReport/junit/KernelTests.Chronology/DateAndTimeTest/testReadFrom/
>> shows a not-very-helpful test failure report: Expected
>> '2002-05-1...etc... but was '2002-05-1...etc....
>> If build.squeak.org is anything like my machine, that failure might
>> more profitably be reported as:
>> Expected '2002-05-16T17:20:00+00:00' but was '2002-05-16T17:20:00+01:00'
>> from this assertion:
>> self assert: '2002-05-16T17:20:00+00:00' equals: ' 2002-05-16T17:20'
>> asDateAndTime printString.
>> Is this expected (because of changes in datetime primitives)?
>> frank

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