[swift-corelibs-dev] [xctest] Terminology: What to call "swift-corelibs-xctest" and "Apple XCTest"

Tony Arnold tony at thecocoabots.com
Thu Feb 18 18:25:25 CST 2016

Sorry to resurrect an older thread —

> What are the canonical names for these projects? I'd like to agree on
> common terminology to avoid confusion in the future.
> Over the past few weeks I've seen several names for
> https://github.com/apple/swift-corelibs-xctest:
> - Open source XCTest
> - Swift XCTest
> - Linux XCTest
> - swift-corelibs-xctest
> And several names for the XCTest framework shipped alongside Xcode:
> - Darwin XCTest
> - Apple XCTest
> How do you refer to these projects? What do you think is the simplest
> way to refer to them, in a way that clearly differentiates them?
> Personally, I prefer calling them "swift-corelibs-xctest" and "Apple
> XCTest", although I do think that "swift-corelibs-xctest" is a
> mouthful.

Is there any benefit to dropping the “XC” from the front and coming up with something simple and unprefixed? (I assume that the “XC" is a reference to Xcode)

Perhaps something like “CoreTest” or even just “Test”?



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