[Pdx-pm] Rearranging tests

Randall Hansen randall at sonofhans.net
Sun Nov 13 14:13:04 PST 2005

On Nov 13, 2005, at 11:50 AM, Andrew Savige wrote:

> Though it may be convenient to run them in a particular order, a
> "good" property of a test suite is "test isolation"; that is, you
> should be able to run the tests in any order (the --shuffle option
> of Test::Harness prove command helps test that property).

josh (can i get a witness?) and i discovered this the hard way last  
year, working on a project with over 5k unit tests.  granularity and  
repeatability are exactly as important as coverage and correctness.

having said that, i really like the \d+\w+ naming scheme.  e.g.:

0xx_xxx : test the test system and base classes
1xx_xxx : test the primary objects
8xx_xxx : reports and static data
9xx_xxx : automated interface tests

having a consistent naming scheme makes it much easier to work with a  
few dozen test files.


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