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From Gintautas Grigelionis <>
Subject Re: ant git commit: Inline buildfile names, make search easier
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:49:41 GMT
2018-04-30 10:35 GMT+00:00 Jaikiran Pai <>:

> On 30/04/18 3:52 PM, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
>> 2018-04-30 9:55 GMT+00:00 Stefan Bodewig <>:
>> On 2018-04-30, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
>>> My apologies for offending anyone; just one last silly question: why
>>>> uniformity is not a requirement?
>>> Who's uniformity do you pick? There are so many choices that only depend
>>> on taste.
>>> assertEquals(x, y) vs assertThat(y, equalTo(x)) amd many many small
>>> nuances that we all don't need to agree on, as long as we understand
>>> what the code means and does and we accept to not change code just
>>> because it doesn't conform to our own choices.
>>> assertThat(object, matcher) is easier to parameterize, see MakeUrlTest.
>> And regarding parameterization, I have found at least three cases of
>> copy-paste errors
>> where two supposedly different test cases were, in fact, identical.
>> The assertEquals vs assertThat was an example of different ways a certain
> thing can be implemented. I hope you do realize that what we are discussing
> in this thread (and others) is much more broader than finding copy/paste
> errors due to usage of one API over other.

I do realize that some changes might be a subject for discussion; the
overarching goal, however, is to reduce verbosity, because verbosity makes
it easier to hide mistakes.
If you believe that you might achieve that by another choice, please
provide a relevant example.


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