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From "Tencé, Vincent" <vte...@optimuminformatique.com>
Subject RE: Philosophy of failing tests
Date Fri, 25 Feb 2005 17:14:01 GMT
If this is the case, WDYT of getting a fresh start in a branch? The trunk
can live as it is until work on the branch is done.

- Vincent

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan D. Cabrera [mailto:adc@toolazydogs.com]
> Sent: February 25, 2005 12:10 PM
> To: Apache Directory Developers List
> Subject: Re: Philosophy of failing tests
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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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