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"Solving" a failing unit test...

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Anonymous

... by commenting the offending line? Just noticed, that's exactly what
happened to a failing method in JXTitledPaneTest (it had been failing
ever since the api changed ... not pointing fingers )

IMO that's about the worst thing to do. If the code owner (which
admittedly is a very vague term in our setup - but not me in this
concrete case ;-) didn't do anything about it while it failed, how
probable is a fix once it disappears from an publicly viewable failure
into a hidden "TODO" marker?

BTW, we do have an intermediate: unit tests included into a build are
those postfixed with "Test", unit tests not included into a build are
those postfixed with "Issues" (actually everything except "Test") - so
we can keep known issues alive without burying them ... Personally, I
love the pleasure to promote a formerly failing method from "Issue" to
passing method in the corresponding "Test".

Cheers
Jeanette

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