On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 10:43:54PM +0200, Steve Bennett wrote:
On 3/29/06, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
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other things like that), because having a test
suite that passes when we still have some core parsing problems
doesn't mean that we have a decent parser, it means that the test
suite has become worthless.
Maybe "insufficient" would be a nicer way of putting it than
It might well be nicer, but optimizing the language to avoid offending people
may not be the most effective solution, and a test suite -- or at least any
component thereof -- *is* sort of a binary proposition.
In fact, "worse than useless" fits this case nicely; the test suite *implies*
that all is well, but it's providing a false sense of security; all is not
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