[Python-Dev] guidelines for contributing to Python
Barry A. Warsaw
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 01:40:32 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "DB" == Daniel Berlin <email@example.com> writes:
DB> Yes. It's the only way to make sure it doesn't happen again.
DB> GCC has about 6000 regression tests currently, fer instance.
DB> Each came about as part of a bug reported (usually what
DB> happens is someone takes the preprocessed source sent in with
DB> the bug report, and distills it down to about 100-1024 bytes
DB> worth of code that demonstrate the bug.).
Absolutely agreed. I can't even count the number of times that my
regression test suite saved much embarrassment with CC Mode. Python
is a big complex system with many interacting pieces. A butterfly
change here can cause a hurricane breakage elsewhere. It's exactly
this kind of thing the regression tests will catch.