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Re: test suite progress

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-04-25 17:15:36 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> I think the answer is: for the *immediate* future, we're just going
> to load file contents into a python string and use "==" to test.
> (We're only testing on the "greek tree", where file contents are
> single strings anyway.)
>
> In the medium-term, we can switch to md5. This will let us test
> binary files and overly large files.

Agree.

I understand the need to use md5 when we test large files. Let's not
rush it right now though. Remember, there will be a convenience
trade-off, because adding tests that test content would then require
the test author to generate an md5 sum instead of just writing (or
pasting) the expected content from somewhere.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:29 2006

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