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Re: [PATCH] {maint} maintcheck: look for problematic names of testcases

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: [PATCH] {maint} maintcheck: look for problematic names of testcases
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:36:20 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

* Stefano Lattarini wrote on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 07:31:09PM CET:
> > > > It's nicer to avoid bugs than having to work around them.
> > > >
> > > I have to say that, when it comes to error checking, I tend to prefer
> > > automation that warns me noisily (+1 if it also offers advices) to
> > > automation that tries to second-guess me behind my shoulders.
> > 
> > Who said something about second-guessing?

> I was using it in the sense of "try to guess/anticipate my intentions,
> or to adjust them in case they look wrong, or to silently correct my
> possible mistakes -- all without warning me",

I understood you that way.  I merely thought that we could avoid the
problem cleanly, which to me would not count as doing something "behind
one's back".  But unfortunately the @&t@ trick doesn't fully work.


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