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Re^4: Testing methodology, best practices and a pig in a hut.by BrowserUk (Pope)
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but complaining that a certain unnamed hypothetical test suite seems big to you is just as silly as complaining that you used string eval in a certain unnamed hypothetical production program.
My point was that test suites constitute an important part of a production development, even though they may not run on production machines. They consitute a significant part of the development effort. But the prevelant idiom, the use of Test::*, applies different standards to the two sides of projects.
That doesn't mean I want to throw a novice head-first into the whole debate...
How many novices have responded in this thread? Where else should such debate take place? Or perhaps you feel that no debate on this subject is called for?
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