[squeak-dev] The Trunk: Tests-cmm.428.mcz

Chris Muller ma.chris.m at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 00:04:52 UTC 2020

> > simply to expose the bug
> Wait, now I see the actual bug you are talking about. It took me some time
> to find this out, and when this is fixed, no one (except you :)) will be
> able to understand what this test should do. We should definitively add
> some more explaining comments to this.
I thought about that but then decided to simply leave the test generic,
that #caseError is just working and not failing for ANY reason, not just
the bug today.  As you said, once it's fixed, any explanations here become
ancient history that's of questionable usefulness to future readers.

> Also, an ideal test should never hang up/time out but fail instead, should
> it? :)
Once it's fixed, it won't.   :)   Timeout was introduced because tests were
hanging the CI server.  I don't know any other way to make this test not
hang as long as #caseError is broken.

> In this case, I see we need an extra test class for it. (Well, personally
> I would've used #newSubclass, but I see this is a matter of taste ^^). The
> "regular" #caseOf: tests should go to ObjectTest.
Sure.  Please feel free to move it to ObjectTest, include your tests, and
improve it if you wish.  I only care about getting #caseError reverted.
General errors should be general and terse, not including the
#printString's of, e.g., a 1000-element Array.

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