Is the front page too pessimistic?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Wed Feb 11 17:46:56 CST 2009

James Hawkins wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Alexandre Julliard <julliard at> wrote:
>> James Hawkins <truiken at> writes:
>>> We should leave the failing files percentage up (note the name change)
>>> and add a failing tests percentage next to it.  The failing tests
>>> percentage should be total_test_failures / total_tests_run.
>> That's not a useful number, many files run a lot of tests, of which a
>> huge majority always succeeds. Having a single failure among 10,000
>> tests means that the test failed, and it's something bad that should be
>> taken care of. Showing that as a 99.99% success would be very misleading.
> Ok you're right.  I wasn't thinking on that scale.  I assumed we had
> more than 0.01% failures.

Why not just print absolute numbers for tests failed and passed?  Does a
percentage even serve any benefit here?

With absolute numbers we could see progress in both tests being fixed
and in tests being written.

Scott Ritchie

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