User talk:Sekoia

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No testing in Yorick?[edit]

I noticed you omitted the Yorick language from Test a function‎. That seems strange? --Paddy3118 10:45, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Watching the contributions, I figured he's going for a strict baseline approach first, and avoiding using any extensions, libraries or non-trivial original code. I think that's fine for a first pass; the Omitted tasks still show up on the unimpl page, where someone can then go in and solve them while noting implementation extensions and/or library usage. --Michael Mol 13:17, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
The task states "If your language does not have a testing specific library well known to the language's community then state this or omit the language." Unfortunately, Yorick does not have a testing library of any kind. The language tests distributed with Yorick do not use any such framework, nor do any of the tests I've seen in external plugins. It'd be plausible to create such a framework in Yorick, but if anyone has done so they haven't made it known. The task seems pretty clear that it isn't looking for original code, so I omitted. -- Sekoia 15:47, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Reasonable, given the circumstance. Just a thought, but the 'omitted tasks' section of the unimple page may be of interest to other Yorick users as an opportunity to find ways to improve the language. --Michael Mol 16:41, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Sekoia for the clarification. --Paddy3118 17:01, 17 October 2010 (UTC)