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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject Python for testing
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2003 13:29:34 GMT
> The first thing I'd like to write [NNTP] tests

> Have been looking at a few options for tests.

> - Protocol Simulator for testing RFC compilance.
> - Writing JUnit test like POP3Test/SMTPTest under testing.
> - Other scripting languages like Python.
> Python has a an excellent nntp client library.
> I could write good tests in a short span of time. I was thinking of using
jython.

Having tests for our own uses is paramount, even if we learn from mistakes
and then re-do them.

> Python seems to be the most productive way forward. I was wondering what
> everybody thought.

I think that you should go ahead and get tests ready ASAP.  We can learn
from them if we decide that we need to re-implement them in something other
than python.

	--- Noel


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