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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Philosophy of failing tests
Date Fri, 25 Feb 2005 17:09:47 GMT


Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>People who are making changes should test them first.  If they are going to
>break something and it will take time to fix, a branch should be created so
>that they can continue development IN SOURCE CONTROL without breaking
>trunk/.
>  
>
This is not always the case.  In this situation, the original code is 
flawed and the original tests inadequate.  IMO, failing unit tests does 
not break the trunk.  Unit tests are not just regression tests.  Failing 
unit tests are not equivalent to code that does not compile.  JMHO.


Regards,
Alan




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