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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 12:59:48 -0800 (PST)

Sorry to reply to myself but:

    > From: Tom Lord <address@hidden>

    > 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
    > counts.  

In the extreme: screw sticking to just tests -- separately write the
program multiple times and run them in parallel.  I've heard that this
is an approach frequently used in spacecraft and other rockets -- and
those things hardly _ever_ fail :-)


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