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On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 8:11 AM, Sean Conner <> wrote:
>   And still I ask---what does a framework buy you that assert() doesn't?
> Other than (in my opinion) excessive overhead on a possibly buggy framework?

Just a few little helpers go a long way. My favourite of course is
pl.test (164 lines) because I really didn't want an external test
dependency. That's how the rot  starts, of course.  I am also a little
bemused by the fetishization of over-complicated test harnesses.
Clearly this is a wheel that needs to be constantly re-invented.

What IMHO is more important than the testing framework itself is
writing clear tests which might actually be useful to outsiders. I
know the mantra is 'tests are documentation' but this is not
automatically true, no more than wikis spontaneously organizing