Re: [tap] Weird thought for the day: "skip 71 - reason"

Salve J Nilsen <sjn@pvv.org> Fri, 05 March 2010 15:56 UTC

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Ovid said:
>
> What does a skipped "not ok" test mean? Its behaviour is undefined. 
> This means that different parsers might implement this in different 
> ways.  It's an obscure edge case, but with greater adoption of TAP, 
> it might crop up.

http://testanything.org/wiki/index.php/TAP_at_IETF:_Draft_Standard#The_.22SKIP.22_directive

   "Since the test was skipped, the test result is expected to be "ok"
   (indicating that the test was skipped correctly). A skipped test
   with a result of "not ok" is suspicious, and the TAP consumer should
   report a warning."

I think this is pretty clear.... It means "something funky is going on 
in your test suite."


- Salve

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