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do you create unit-tests for PODs (Plain Old Data Structure)? And why?

I'm interested in your opinions.

Regards Tobias

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closed as not constructive by Walter, Bart van Ingen Schenau, MichaelT, gnat, Caleb Apr 29 '13 at 14:50

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Questions asking for opinions are generally not suitable to Programmers. Please review the FAQ. –  Oded Apr 29 '13 at 11:31
If it's a completely passive POD, what are you going to test about it? Set x, read x, assert x = x? –  deceze Apr 29 '13 at 11:39
it's not about an opinion that could be this way or that way. It's about what is best practice with respect to TDD. Propably, everyone has a different opinion on that based on his knowledge - I'd like to know them. And with respect to the FAQ - it's clearly a question about "developer testing". –  Tobias Langner Apr 29 '13 at 11:56
possible duplicate of When is it appropriate to not unit test? –  Bart van Ingen Schenau Apr 29 '13 at 12:06
@dan1111: My judgement call was that this question is about a specific instance of the more general question and as such I marked it as duplicate. Feel free to disagree. –  Bart van Ingen Schenau Apr 29 '13 at 14:39

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No, of course not. Writing unit tests for my compiler isn't worth my time.

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