The test suite has caught many changes in code, it's just getting a rules-legal character up,
verified and then entered into the suite. Stefan was supposedly making a few such test cases. I'm
not sure where he is with that. I myself have added several such characters that verify odd-corner
cases are being caught and dealt with as expected - If you look those are the A-Z Character Names. I
Believe we're up to "Gordon" in the naming scheme. Alice, Bob and Charles are quite the heavy
lifters, that is some complex code those are testing.
I've opened a JIRA
Create Rules-Legal Pathfinder Characters for the Test Suite <http://jira.pcgen.org/browse/DATA-249
On 3/24/2011 7:23 AM, FerretDave wrote:
> Cool, there's obviously more going on under the surface than I can see :-)
> How about adding a couple of small characters (with small weapons/ammo, and maybe a 'large' wildshape) into the mix ?
> Its 3e I've got this issue on, still trying to persuade my group to move fully to 35e never mind pathfinder just yet... :-(
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, James Dempsey<jdempsey@...> wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>> We run a suite of those sort of tests daily. In all we have 22 character
>> based tests covering 3e, 35e and modern game modes.
>> Each character gets output to xml and that output is compared to a
>> pre-checked expected output. Any discrepancies cause a failure to be
>> reported. This checks both the code and the data and has in the past
>> picked up errors in both.
>> It is probably around time that we added a few tests for Pathfinder too.
>> Any rules lawyers want to volunteer to create a character and verify the
>> output. The next question of course is which rules and combinations
>> should we be checking on :)
>> On 24/03/2011 10:41 PM FerretDave wrote
>>> size is one of those things that causes much confusion...
>>> I have a halfling druid, and when he wildshapes into a large bear, he still gets -2 on his strength... seems that the template isn't overriding his racial size modifier...?
>>> I've been meaning to work through that and figure if it really is the size issue or just something I've missed before raising a Jira, just haven't had time for a few weeks to check it out properly.
>>> There are probably *FAR TOO MANY* test cases to be able to test things and get confirmation that all is working, but would it help for testing if there were a few sample characters (with a variety of the special abilities/quirks/sizes) that could be loaded up, exported and compared to a 'certified correct' output sheet ?
>>> That's how we do a fair chunk of code testing at work, any differences between the new output and the certified/old output are either supposed to be there due to the actual new code improvements, or are bugs...
>>> Or, everyone on this forum counts as a tester, and has their own characters as test cases :-)
>>> Its just a thought though - things like this wildshape/racial size, I'm *presuming* that its a template bug, but I wont log it till I've verified that there isnt some obscure notation that means that halfings can only wildshape into 'small' large bears... !
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