[Mono-list] Help wanted: MCS compiler tests
Fri, 19 Jul 2002 02:36:40 +0100
> > If someone is interested, please let me know, any help would be
> > greatly appreciated.
> One other task that might be even more important is to write tests based
> on the spec. Basically the process goes like this:
I think naming the files appropriately and commenting them thoroughly is
perhaps more important Miguel. The value of a test suite diminishes when no
one knows what is really being being tested without cross-ferencing each
test file to the ECMA spec.
> For each bit of the spec, try to exercise the statement, write plenty
> of cases. For each bit that is supposed to be prohibited, make a test
> that exposes this case, and put those as a negative test.
> But basically, we need a better test suite than just the test we have
> been developing: we need a thorough set of tests. There are commercial
> regression tests for the C# language, but they are too expensive, and
> they are not free either.