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Re^2: Testing - General Questions

by dynamo (Chaplain)
on Nov 24, 2007 at 01:38 UTC ( [id://652694] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Testing - General Questions

I'd never heard of this notion of having a 'tinderbox' directory before, or the concept behind it - having a superset of tests from which the quick / essential ones are drawn (into .t)

That's a great idea! I'd always wondered where to store things that were too time consuming to put in tests but too re-usable to just throw away. Thank you for explaining your system.

where did the word 'tinderbox' come from?

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Re^3: Testing - General Questions
by perlfan (Vicar) on Nov 26, 2007 at 18:17 UTC
    Glad it could help. I didn't invent it. I see it used in projects like FreeBSD and, of course, Parrot. It is just a bunch of regression tests that I run whenever I make a non-trivial change in the code - or when I am bored and just like to see them run :)

    All I did was create a directory to store them all.