Commit 17df77c3 authored by webchick's avatar webchick

#295864 follow-up by boombatower: Clarify when to use randomName() vs. randomString().

parent 508eaa90
......@@ -644,7 +644,8 @@ protected function drupalCompareFiles($file1, $file2) {
* Generates a random string of ASCII characters of codes 32 to 126.
*
* The generated string includes alpha-numeric characters and common misc
* characters.
* characters. Use this method when testing general input where the content
* is not restricted.
*
* @param $length
* Length of random string to generate which will be appended to $db_prefix.
......@@ -665,7 +666,9 @@ public static function randomString($length = 8) {
* Generates a random string containing letters and numbers.
*
* The letters may be upper or lower case. This method is better for
* restricted inputs that do not accept certain characters.
* restricted inputs that do not accept certain characters. For example,
* when testing input fields that require machine readable values (ie without
* spaces and non-standard characters) this method is best.
*
* @param $length
* Length of random string to generate which will be appended to $db_prefix.
......@@ -682,7 +685,7 @@ public static function randomName($length = 8) {
$str .= chr($values[mt_rand(0, $max)]);
}
return str_replace('simpletest', 's', $db_prefix) . $str;
}
}
/**
* Create a user with a given set of permissions. The permissions correspond to the
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