[Bioperl-l] Network tests overhaul

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Jun 18 07:49:18 EDT 2007

Chris Fields wrote:
> The idea sounds good, though if we plan on doing this we need to update 
> the Test HOWTO as well.
> Some modules require only a few (<50% of the total) network tests; I 
> think SeqFeature.t may be one, though I'm not sure.  Does this handle 
> those cases?

Yes, the system just gives the test script a boolean describing if 
network tests should be run. The script can then do whatever it wants 
with the boolean. Skip all tests, skip no tests, skip just some tests... 
its a drop-in replacement for the current 'debug' boolean used based on 

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