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Re: [gpsd-dev] Thrashing on master

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Thrashing on master
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20:03:19 -0500
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It may be more disagree than misunderstand.

Having tests is great.  But relying on them as the main mechanism is
like using your ABS and stability control all the time.

I have only objected recently, when it feels like running a genetic
algorithm and evaluating fitness by mailinglist complaints.  One of the
issues is whether others who are helping are willing to continue.  It
has felt like every time I spend any time looking into anything the next
day it's all changed.  So it starts to feel like a waste of time, which
has caused me to wonder if should just stop.

So I would suggest coding as carefully as if you didn't have good tests,
and then also having good tests.

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