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From: Phillip Wood <>
To: Taylor Blau <>, Siddharth Singh <>
Cc:, Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/1] Unit tests for khash.h
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2023 14:02:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ZHfLwpX7nNVjBvE5@nand.local>

Hi Taylor

On 31/05/2023 23:35, Taylor Blau wrote:
> Hi Siddharth,
> On Wed, May 31, 2023 at 05:51:41PM +0200, Siddharth Singh wrote:
>> This RFC patch adds unit tests for khash.h. It uses the C TAP harness
>> to illustrate the test cases [1]. This is not intended to be a
>> complete implementation. The purpose of this patch to get your
>> thoughts on the unit test content, not the test framework itself.
> Thanks for working on this, and for opening the discussion up. I took
> only a brief look through the actual changes. But I think the much more
> interesting discussion is on the approach, so I'll refrain from
> commenting on the tests themselves.
> I am somewhat skeptical of this as a productive direction, primarily
> because khash already has tests [1] that exercise its functionality. I'm
> not necessarily opposed to (light) testing of oid_set, oid_map, and
> oid_pos, which are khash structures, but declared by Git.

I agree that starting by adding tests for third party code is a bit 
curious, but those tests you linked to look like they're testing 
performance rather than correctness.

Best Wishes


> Even still, I don't think that we are testing much in that case, since
> the boundary between Git and khash is limited to the KHASH_INIT macro.
> So... I dunno. I'm not strongly opposed here, but I think this is
> probably not the most productive place to start adding tests.
> Thanks,
> Taylor
> [1]:

  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-06-01 13:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-05-31 15:51 [RFC PATCH 0/1] Unit tests for khash.h Siddharth Singh
2023-05-31 15:51 ` [RFC PATCH 1/1] khash_test.c: add unit tests Siddharth Singh
2023-05-31 22:35 ` [RFC PATCH 0/1] Unit tests for khash.h Taylor Blau
2023-06-01  6:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2023-06-01 13:02   ` Phillip Wood [this message]
2023-05-31 23:35 ` Eric Wong
2023-06-01 13:23 ` Phillip Wood
2023-06-27 13:20 ` [RFC PATCH v2] khash_test.c : add unit tests Siddharth Singh
2023-06-30  0:53   ` Glen Choo
2023-07-07 15:04     ` Siddharth Singh
2023-07-07 21:12       ` Glen Choo
2023-06-30  1:05   ` Glen Choo

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