int/long unification hides bugs

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at
Wed Oct 27 06:39:11 CEST 2004

kartik vaddadi <kartick_vaddadi at> wrote:
> --- Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at> wrote:
> > Overflow errors are not automated tests.
> why not? they detect bugs.

Automated testing is the process of creating a set of test inputs with
outputs to validate that your software is working correctly or not.

Overflow errors can occur during regular program execution, and as such,
are not an automated test.

 - Josiah

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