Still writing tests.
I added checks to see if something that's not supposed to happen didn't happen and I'm only running it over the tests that may actually do the thing that's not supposed to happen
Doing so adds three seconds of overhead to each test … multiply … carry the one … and hey!
Only three hours to run this test run!
And oh look!
It found something that wasn't supposed to happen did happen!
It's going to be fun reporting at the next meeting that running the full regression test will now take over 13 hours.
I'm thinking I'll be tasked with coming up with a different approach to the regression test.
Tests are more important than the program!
Testing! Über alles!
Update on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
Hmmm … it took 259 minutes, 57.5 seconds (4 hours, 20 minutes) to
run through the 3,456 tests, so each test took around 4½ seconds, not
3 seconds. Things aren't looking so good for this regression test
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