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RE: early version of the XML Query Test Suite

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 22:04:28 +0100
To: "'Per Bothner'" <per@bothner.com>, "'Liam Quin'" <liam@w3.org>
Cc: <www-ql@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1E4Pem-0003fX-7t@maggie.w3.org>

You have to accept that it's intrinsically unlikely that a test suite
produced by W3C, or by any other organization, will happen to be organized
on the same lines as the one you have designed in-house.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ql-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ql-request@w3.org] On 
> Behalf Of Per Bothner
> Sent: 14 August 2005 07:55
> To: Liam Quin
> Cc: www-ql@w3.org
> Subject: Re: early version of the XML Query Test Suite
> Liam Quin wrote:
> > So the test cases aren't written in the eXtreme or agile programming
> > sense of identifying bugs,
> I'm sure you'd agree that a regression testsuite is essential for any 
> serious program development (at least of a programming langauge 
> implementation), not just "eXtreme or agile programming".
> > but rather to give coverage of the
> > specification, and this different goal leads to a different 
> approach.
> Right.  However, since implementors *will* need their own regression 
> test suites, it would make things easier if we could have a framework 
> for multiple purposes.  Implementing and maintaining multiple testing 
> frameworks is possible (and probably not very difficult), but it does 
> add an extra management burden and needless complexity.
> -- 
> 	--Per Bothner
> per@bothner.com   http://per.bothner.com/
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