[Python-3000] Generic function PEP won't make it in time

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Apr 26 03:27:13 CEST 2007

Emin.shopper Martinian.shopper wrote:

> If you believe that there exist data structures or algorithms where a 
> meaningful unit test takes many minutes or hours,

I wouldn't be worried about spending minutes to save hours

As for unit tests taking hours -- I'm skeptical. Do you
know of algorithms that it's provably impossible to test
without it taking hours?

Thirdly -- your program can *still* fail after many hours
due to one of the many things your static checks don't and
can't cover.


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