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How Istanbul works
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Istanbul Notes

These are some notes I made while reviewing hypothesis/client#156 to understand how Istanbul works

Istanbul instruments code in order to generate code coverage metrics for tests by adding code to record lines, statements etc. that are executed.

It adds a global __coverage__ variable to the generated code which is a map from file path to coverage information. The code for each module is then augmented with: