Development guidelines

Author: Marc-Aurèle DARCHE


1   About tests

The public API of the products must be unit-tested and tests added in the tests directory of each product.

Public API unit tests should never be broken and should be maintained working all the time.

Unit tests are useful during development time, but tests of private, inner, lower-level parts should not go into tests and don't deserve all the pain devoted to public API tests. So the solution for those tests in to do them as doctests, and they can be wiped-out with no remorse once they become irrelevant or more of a burden than helpful.