Is phobos too fluffy?
johan_forsberg_86 at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 19 17:11:54 UTC 2020
On Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 15:04:25 UTC, Andrei
> On 9/19/20 5:15 AM, Imperatorn wrote:
>> On Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 06:59:54 UTC, Jonathan M
>> Davis wrote:
>>>> > [...]
>> "It's very common practice"
>> Actually no it is not. D is the only example I've seen that
>> routinely does this. Virtually all other languages separate
>> code and tests.
> I just read that Python's doctest endorses the same:
> * https://docs.python.org/2/library/doctest.html
> It seems a matter in which reasonable people may disagree. I
> know Atila Neves doesn't like it, and he's reasonable. His
> reason is actually good too, of a practical nature at scale -
> build times/memory issues. I do agree with that reason, and
> that's about the only con I can every think of.
> There are also a few discussion on that online:
> The arguments against seem to come from folks who either never
> attempted to use inline tests and are doing a
> gedankenexperiment, or people who did try and were deterred by
> language limitations.
> This is a short article in favor of doing it, or so it seems
> (not sure what the context is):
> For my money, the troika documentation-implementation-unittest
> is sacrosanct. It's the unit of progress. I honestly consider
> it unkind of someone to not provide all three together. And
> there's a synergy of sorts: in the projects with separate
> unittests, guess what - documentation is absent, too.
> The advent of documentation unittests has made the matter all
> but motherhood and apple pie. Not providing such is almost
> going out of one's way to be a jerk to the user.
Thanks for a good reply!
I am not really saying it's a bad idea. I actually think it might
be wise to do so. I mis-read the comment earlier about it being
common (in other languages).
I have just completed a marathon of going through about 50
languages, so I felt I had something to say about it, that's all.
Anyway, since I'm here, at the D-Forum is kind of a good sign,
right? :) I do believe D is a great language with a good deal of
hope. In the coming months I will (at our company) actually port
some C# to D and if it all works out I'll be really happy about D.
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