Last night I restarted my work on relative redirects in HTTPClientFactory (Ticket #3384). What I had forgotten was how insanely difficult it is to write the test cases, which would then be significantly more bug prone than the code itself. The problem is that for every possible input I need to add (1) A test_* function, (2) a callback, (3) one or more children to the internal web server for the test_* function to connect to.
This morning I hit on another idea: Why not separate the code in HTTPClientFactory that does the fix into a separate function? Then there could be one test case to make sure the code in HTTPClientFactory works, then a single test case that contains a series of assertEquals that test the output of the function. How does that sound? Should I put it outside of HTTPClientFactory or inside?
Cheers! Aaron DeVore