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Re: [Orgmode] Regression testing for org-mode

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Regression testing for org-mode
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:57:22 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

I've added a "testing tools" section and a simple example of an org-mode
test using ert to Sebastian's org testing page in worg.  I don't mean to
advocate for ert, it is simply the only elisp testing framework that I
have any experience with.

I'm pessimistic that the colossal amount of work involved in wrapping
all of org-modes extensive and varied functionality into a test
framework can/should actually be completed.  Would it be sufficient to
simply begin dealing with bug reports in a test-first manner?

Also, should we start tracking bug reports somewhere (worg), so that
they can be claimed, tested against, and repaired?

Thanks -- Eric

Robert Goldman <address@hidden> writes:

> There's a page on the EmacsWiki describing schemes for unit/regression
> testing in emacs lisp:
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/UnitTesting
> Perhaps we could pick up one of these?  I haven't evaluated any of them.
> In response to Ben Alexander's question, yes, sometimes the screen
> output is what you care about, but a big advantage of emacs is that the
> screen output is a big array of text, so we could check it (it's a lot
> worse, if it's just a bit map...).  Sure, we can't always do that, but I
> think in many cases we could just grab up a buffer's contents and
> compare it against a "right answer."
> best,
> r
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