[Python-Dev] Function Hash: Check it in?
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 22:29:53 +0200 (IST)
On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:30:17 -0500, Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> wrote:
> It's good to test conformance to the language definition, but this is
> also a regression test for the implementation. The "accidents of the
> implementation" definitely need to be tested. E.g. if we decide that
> repr(s) uses \n rather than \012 or \x0a, this should be tested too.
> The language definition gives the implementer a choice here; but once
> the implementer has made a choice, it's good to have a test that tests
> that this choice is implemented correctly.
> Perhaps there should be several parts to the regression test,
> e.g. language conformance, library conformance, platform-specific
> features, and implementation conformance?
This sounds like a good idea...probably for the 2.2 timeline.
Moshe Zadka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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