On Nov 9, 2004, at 5:28 PM, Francis Hwang wrote:

> Let me ask more specifically: Is anybody out there using Test::Unit to  
> run hundreds of tests? If you are, and have any tips as to how I can  
> manage the speed issue, your tips would be much much appreciated.

On a lowly Pentium 233, I run 303 tests from Ruby2C in 12 seconds.  The  
time to run the test suite starting from 10s of tests seems to have  
grown linearly.  On a decent box (PowerBook) the tests can all run in  
1-2 seconds.

$ wc -l test_* | grep total
     3793 total
$ time ./test_all.rb
Loaded suite ./test_all
Started
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Finished in 12.027582 seconds.

303 tests, 481 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

real    0m13.810s
user    0m12.445s
sys     0m0.168s