[webkit-dev] test scripts

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Mon Dec 28 22:36:11 PST 2009

My 2¢: I like the name test-webkit-python.  Or unittest-python, or

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 9:14 PM, Chris Jerdonek
<chris.jerdonek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Last night on IRC there was a brief discussion of the test scripts:
> how they should be divided in the future and what they should be
> called.  These scripts are in WebKitTools/Scripts.
> I believe we currently have at least (correct me if I'm wrong)--
> run-webkit-tests
> run-javascriptcore-tests
> run-webkit-unittests (tests Python scripts)
> I also have a patch to add a script to test some Perl functionality.
> Maciej mentioned that he thinks it's useful for scripts to begin with
> an action word (i.e. a verb).  However, we currently have many scripts
> (not just testing scripts) that begin with the generic word "run."
> Going forward, how would people feel about giving new test scripts
> names that begin with the word "test"?  For example--
> test-webkit-perl
> test-webkit-python
> etc.
> Separate from this question, I think it would be great if one of those
> participating last night (or anyone else) could share their vision of
> how they think our tests should be divided up in the mid to long-term.
>  This can include new tests that we haven't written yet, but hope to.
> Thanks,
> --Chris
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