The Norwegian PHP TestFest is Done!

Just got back from Oslo after The Norwegian PHP TestFest. We were a total of seven people and Hannes Magnusson (hm, familiar title for that blog: We don’t either.) held an introduction to how to write .phpt tests. I had read a bit about the stuff previously and written at test or two, but I finally got some time to play around with the run-tests.php-script and other small tidbits.

I think everyone had a good time, and according to Flyspray for the PHP TestFest, we managed to write a total of 13 tests. The two tests for similar_text() and the two tests for using sqlite as a session save handler were the product of yours truly. I’ll try to contribute more in the future, I’ll just have to get gcov and a few other tidbits up and running here first.

In regards to writing phpt tests for the session module; anyone have a good idea how to force the garbage collector of a session save handler to be run? I’ve tried both using session.gc_divisor 1 and session.gc_maxlifetime 1 (and then sleep(2)), but didn’t get things working. Any suggestions would be appreciated.