[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: test-framework-golden-1.1
roma at ro-che.info
Fri Oct 5 11:36:46 CEST 2012
* Janek S. <fremenzone at poczta.onet.pl> [2012-10-05 10:51:35+0200]
> Talking about good timing - I was just finishing my post on code testing in Haskell when your
> announcement came up, so your library made it as a last minute news :) I never used golden
> approach to testing but it is good to know that it exists.
Cool, looking forward to reading it!
I hope you won't forget to cover SmallCheck in your article as well.
Being also the maintainer of SmallCheck, I want it to steal some fame
from QuickCheck :)
> *I* think that it might be a good idea to separete your library into two parts: the golden
> functionality itself and test-framework provider. Right now it seems impossible to use your
> library outside of test-framework. For me that's not a big deal, cause I use test-framework
> anyway, but I suspect you could get more users that way.
In theory I totally agree, but:
1. It's hard to guess at the moment how a good interface to the "pure
golden" part should look like.
2. I'd rather avoid doing work when there's no demand.
So when I see someone interested in using it outside of test-framework,
I'm sure we'll figure something out.
> > According to the test-framework convention, they ought to be named
> > Test.Framework.Providers.Golden
> > and
> > Test.Framework.Providers.Golden.Advanced
> > respectively, and you can see that it was the case in the early
> > versions:
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/package/test-framework-golden-1.0
> > But it's just too much to type.
> Well, I'm already typing Test.Framework.Providers.QuickCheck2, so that's not a big deal really :)
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