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Re: [xsl] Any students looking for an interesting project?


Subject: Re: [xsl] Any students looking for an interesting project?
From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:04:10 -0400

On 10/3/13 9:06 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
On 3 Oct 2013, at 12:30, Michael Sokolov wrote:

One of my colleagues has written a code coverage plugin for Saxon; he calls it "tectura." It counts up the number of times different lines of an XSLT file are executed. I think this empirical approach could get you a quick answer to the problem without the need for deep analysis. He has been planning to release the package as open source, but I don't think he has done that yet -- still I'm sure you could whip something up, and I bet your users would appreciate it, too.

The -TP option on the transform command line gives you this, but at the granularity of templates/functions, not individual lines of code. It gives the timings as well as the counts.

Oh, that's very helpful - I wasn't aware. I kept trying to promote the idea of counting by logical unit, which seems more natural, but the line-oriented counting fits nicely with the Java code coverage tool we use (cobertura) and allows us to combine statistics from Java and XSLT.

-Mike


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