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Re: Feature or Bug ?

by chas (Priest)
on Sep 16, 2005 at 00:57 UTC ( #492480=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Feature or Bug ?

Well, a "faulty implementation of my faulty algorithm" could happen to be a correct implementation of the "correct" algorithm, so in that case no. And, generally, if a program gives proper (i.e. desired) output on all input, then how can it be considered to have a bug? A program is a function mapping inputs to outputs, and if it does this "correctly", then it is correct, isn't it?
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