how to become a really good Python programmer?

Peter Hansen peter at
Sat Jun 19 02:49:51 CEST 2004

Eric S. Johansson wrote:

> TDD reminds me of a technique I used for many years called radical 
> top-down design.  This technique was developed in the 1970s but probably 
> became not PC because you could not predict (even grossly) how long you 
> would take and the team requirements.  The reason it was successful is 
> because you never wrote more than a few lines of code before writing a 
> test case to exercise those lines of code.  

Very interesting... it's "exactly" TDD, only reversed.  I wonder if
others in the testdrivendevelopment mailing list on yahoo have heard
of this.

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