optimization question

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Aug 13 04:14:41 CEST 2002


"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
news:3D585156.8CBFA06 at engcorp.com...
> Andrew Koenig wrote:
> > As I understand it, one of the tenets of XP is that once the tests
> > pass, you're done.
>
> That notion is far too simplistic and naive to be considered a
_tenet_
> of XP.  It may be one of the pat phrases used in trying to
communicate
> some of the principles involved to newcomers, but few people think
> the world is so black and white as that.

There is also acceptance testing (story tests) writen by the
user/customer or representative thereof.  As I understand it, the
programmers decide when they think they are done.  The users decide if
they agree.  This is part of the separation of function which is
another XP tenet.

TJR






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