On Mon, 15 May 2006, Sy Ali wrote:

> On 5/14/06, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov <ara.t.howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>> i'ts simple : they are run in alphabetical order. so, if you name them
>> 
>>    test_000
>>    test_001
>>    test_002
>>    ...
>> 
>> they are run in 'order'.
>
>
> I wouldn't want to put my non-test code in a test.. it seems wierd.

well, if you have non-test code you can do whatever you like to order it


   class FooBarTest < Test::Unit::TestCase
     def self.call_it
     end

     p 'do_this'
     p 'do_that'

     call_it
   end

etc.

> As I understand, tests are not guaranteed to run in any order and while this
> feature may work right now.. it may be removed in the future.

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/tree/browse_frm/thread/b1c0410a7a230f62/85da1271088c609d?rnum=11&q=test+unit+order+noaa&_done=%2Fgroup%2Fcomp.lang.ruby%2Fbrowse_frm%2Fthread%2Fb1c0410a7a230f62%2F643c7de96374c3ed%3Fq%3Dtest+unit+order+noaa%26rnum%3D1%26#doc_ff84696d7878f61b

where did you hear it might be removed in the future?

regards.

-a
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