Quote of the week

breamoreboy at gmail.com breamoreboy at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 19:54:25 EDT 2017


On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:03:09 AM UTC+1, Ben Finney wrote:
> > "If it's not important enough to require tests it's not important
> > enough to be in Python." -- Ethan Furman
> 
> Ethan Furman writes:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> I agree with the statement in full. I wonder what Terry disagrees with
> in that statement.
> 
> -- 
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>   `\       exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have |
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> Ben Finney

Terry actually said "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." referring to https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2017-April/004436.html so if you pop over there I'm sure that you'll get your answer.

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.




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