[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r66863 - python/trunk/Modules/posixmodule.c

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Oct 10 03:22:03 CEST 2008

"Martin v. Löwis" writes:

 > I'm skeptical that new tests actually need backporting at all. Python
 > doesn't really get better by new tests being added to an old branch.
 > Near-term, it might get worse because the new tests might cause false
 > positives, making users worried for no reason.

If they do fail, they're not "false" positives.  If they're "false",
then the test is broken, no?  So find a way to label them as tests
added ex-post, with the failures *not* being regressions but rather
latent bugs newly detected, and (presumably) as "wont-fix".

>From a QA point of view one would like to be able to assess how many
latent bugs are making it through to end-of-life.  The new tests will
help in that.

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