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Re: Automated Test Runner

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:28:09 +0000
Message-ID: <4D67F4B9.6020201@opera.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-html-testsuite@w3.org" <public-html-testsuite@w3.org>, "Jonas Sicking (jonas@sicking.cc)" <jonas@sicking.cc>
On 20/02/11 00:42, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> I get the impression that Opera wants to have a fixed number of tests
> because their internal test runner expects that.  Maybe someone from
> Opera can clarify this.  At this point I see no particular reason that
> we'd need to always run the same number of tests.

So fundamentally the issue here is that a test that is present in one 
build but not present in another does not show up as a regression; for a 
variety of reasons, it's not overly practical for us to change this 
behaviour. As such, things that implicitly fail by not reporting back a 
result don't work for us.

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software
Received on Friday, 25 February 2011 18:28:57 UTC

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