Test-Driven Dev. (Kent Beck) Python Chapter Question
yaipa at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 27 07:43:24 CEST 2003
Steven, Peter, John,
Thanks, yes now I see run() looses it's argument in ch21 and
doesn't get it back until page 3 of chapter 23.
I believe that I have found one other error in ch19, so I think that
I will go a head and finish out xUnit fully and collect all the bits and
pieces into a single errata once I am done. I'll make sure to cross post
Thanks for all the help, there for a while I thought I had really
slipped off the deep end. One does not expect such things when studying
Even with a couple of gotchas, I still believe that the book is of great
value to anyone trying to understand Unit Testing.
"John Roth" <johnroth at ameritech.net> wrote in message news:<vfmilbbkm6lm31 at news.supernews.com>...
> "Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
> news:3EFAF786.76B66629 at engcorp.com...
> > "yaipa h." wrote:
> > >
> > > In Chapter 20. Cleaning Up After
> > >
> > > When adding "tearDown()" to "TestCase" in xUnit, the TestCase method
> > > suddenly takes on a new argument named "result." In the next line
> > > is used as "result.testStarted()." Oddly, when TestCase.run() is
> called by
> > > "TestCaseTest" it is called without an argument, so of course Python
> > > If I drop "result" from the argument list and strike the line
> > > "result.testStarted()" everything works fine. I've looked and
> > > there seems to be no code download page or errata available.
> > >
> > > Anyone had similar problems with this chapter or am I reading over
> > > something here?
> > I think you're right. I looked ahead at page 114 and found what I
> > think is the first place where run() actually takes a TestResult
> > object, in a later chapter.
> > It looks like this was an early mistake, as it appears even in the
> > draft of the book which had this chapter, from March 9 last year.
> > (See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/testdrivendevelopment/files/ for
> I agree, it looks like a misprint. There's nothing in the narrative in
> 20 to justify putting in the collecting parameter, while there's a
> discussion in
> Chapter 23, including all the changes to the various calls that resulted
> adding the parameter.
> > Yaipa, if you submit this errata report on the testdrivendevelopment
> > group on Yahoo Groups it would probably be appreciated.
> > -Peter
> John Roth
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