Re: CfC: WebApps testing process; deadline April 20

On 4/19/11, Arthur Barstow <> wrote:
> On Apr/18/2011 12:29 PM, ext Aryeh Gregor wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 9:38 PM, Garrett Smith<>
>> wrote:
>>> The superfluous, badly worded maladvice remains: "Within each test one
>>> may have a number of asserts."
>>> Awkward wording to explicitly mention that such bad practice is allowed.
>> I'll reiterate that I think multiple asserts per test are useful, and
>> have seen no substantive arguments to the contrary.  It's true that
>> the sentence would be better worded as "Each test can have a number of
>> asserts."
> Again, I don't think we should be overly constraining here. I changed
> that bullet to:
> [[
> * Each test can have one or more asserts. Note: some prefer a test is
> limited to a single assertion but that is not mandatory.
> ]]
Superfluous. And by that I mean unnecessary/needless. Why? Because if
the author doesn't seeing the harm in multiple assertions, he['ll add
them; he will do that anyway.

Eschew surplusage.

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