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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more on the merge-fest

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more on the merge-fest
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 12:56:08 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Mark Thomas <address@hidden>

    > The "best" way is for two different people to write the code and the test
    > suite simultaneously and independently from each other (from a previously
    > agreed requirements specification), and run them against each other.  If
    > it breaks, then either one could be wrong and you have to go from there.

I think that's really key, especially if you form abstractions from

There's nothing special about tests that makes them any less
susceptible to bugs than anything else.   It's just the separation of
effort to produce redundant expressions that you expect to agree that


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