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[jfw] Re: Private methods should not be unit-tested

On Friday, March 14, 2014 4:38:20 PM UTC-5, Herman Peeren wrote:
Private methods should not be unit-tested. Code quality would improve if we delete those tests.

Herman - I test public methods only (not protected or private) because my API is based on public methods. So, being able to start from scratch, I used this theory. (Though I disagree that code quality automatically improves deleting unnecessary tests.)

In this case, if I were motivated to follow an approach of only testing the API for Joomla, I would first create the needed PR's to cover the public and protected methods.

Then, with full coverage in place, I would follow with a PR that removed private tests. That's when this discussion makes sense, not before.

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