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Re: "Test results"
On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Per Bothner wrote:
Donovan Kolbly wrote:
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Per Bothner wrote:
A test runner maintains a set of "result properties" associated with
the current or most recent test. (I.e. the properties of the
most recent test are available as long as a new test hasn't started.)
Each property has a name (a symbol) and a value (any value).
Some properties are standard or set by the implementation.
We should clarify the semantics of attempting to set a standard property.
For example, is it legal to set the 'kind property?
I would say that is undefined.
That works for me.
(test-result-ref [runner] 'pname [default])
Hmm. I think statically ambiguous interfaces are confusing.
If you see the following (admittedly poorly written) code fragment:
(test-result-ref x y)
We can pick one. I'd say here x is the runner and y the 'pname.
Perhaps we should just make these [runner] arguments required.
It's important to have a convenient/terse syntax for test suites,
but there is little value in making test-runner code maximally terse.
Making the runner argument required seems like a good solution here.
-- Donovan Kolbly ( d.kolbly@xxxxxxxxxxx