From: Jason Stewart <jason.stewart@gm...> - 2006-01-25 05:32:19
On 1/25/06, William S Fulton <wsf@...> wrote:
> Hope you don't think I'm being a killjoy with the perl test framework.
No - not at all!
I hope you don't feel that I'm being a pain in the ass ;-)
> Hopefully you can see the reasoning. I also wouldn't put in junit as it
> requires a separate download which is hard to test for in configure.in.
With Perl, the matter is slightly different. I believed Test::More is
available with all recent versions of Perl (5.005 at least), but
perhaps I was mistaken - I can check. As junit is independent, that
logic makes sense.
> Personally I think junit is overkill for what are basically really
> simple tests. For a Java only project it would make more sense, but
> we've got to deal with more than a dozen languages now. Actually for
> Java and SWIG getting Java code to compile covers 90% of the testing
> required as most of the time we need to check the types come out right
> as it is a strongly typed language.