Quote of the week

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Apr 25 17:31:31 EDT 2017


On 04/25/2017 10:11 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 4/25/2017 6:32 AM, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
>> "If it's not important enough to require tests it's not important enough to
>> be in Python."  --  Ethan Furman
>
> The original had a smily ';)' at the end.
>
>> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2017-April/004436.html
>
> In the context of debating how to improve python from where it is now, I do not find the quote very helpful, as it
> glosses over real difficulties of testing.  I will try to explain in the original thread.

Yes, the smiley was acknowledgement that testing is hard, will never be perfect, and we only have so much time -- but 
thorough tests should still be the goal.

--
~Ethan~


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