[Zope-CMF] Will the real test please step forward?

Charlie Clark charlie.clark at clark-consulting.eu
Fri Jun 25 15:10:08 EDT 2010

Am 25.06.2010, 20:44 Uhr, schrieb Hanno Schlichting <hanno at hannosch.eu>:

> We generally don't use docstrings in test methods. These will show up
> in the test output instead of the test method name and thus make it
> harder to find a failing test.

Thanks for the info -  I can't see them when I run the tests.

> Normal inline comments are perfectly fine and should be used it the
> tests intent isn't clear from the code. Most often the test code
> should be sufficient to explain itself or require some refactoring.

I added them because I wasn't happy with the test name. Even with short  
tests if you have any kind of integration (say you have tools in the site)  
I don't think you can rely on reading the code especially if someone isn't  
very familiar with: a) the module being tested; b) the Python unit testing  

I've kept them in test_icons.py but they can be converted easily to inline  
comments if necessary.

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