Python vs. C#

Christopher Barber cbarber at curl.com
Thu Aug 14 00:40:12 CEST 2003


Andrew Bennetts <andrew-pythonlist at puzzling.org> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 02:03:58AM -0700, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> > Joe Cheng wrote:
> > And how, in a large scale industrial systems context, are you supposed to
> > ensure that Joe Programmer doesn't in fact screw it up?
> 
> By writing tests.
> 
> Just because C++, C# or Java code compiles cleanly doesn't mean it's
> correct.
> Just because Python code parses correctly and gives clean PyChecker output
> doesn't mean it's correct, either.
> 
> In both cases, you need tests, preferably comprehensive, automated tests, to
> verify that your code actually works correctly.

I like the sentiment, but in practice there is no such thing as comprehensive
tests.






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