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Re^2: Breaking Test::Differences

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Aug 04, 2008 at 09:18 UTC ( #702008=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Breaking Test::Differences
in thread Breaking Test::Differences

It's so safe to be anonymous, isn't it? It means you get be wrong and not have anyone know who you are. At least when I'm wrong, I'm willing to put my name on it.

It's not chipped, it's broken. Has been a for a long time and there was a patch sitting in the queue for this problem (a problem that has bitten me and many other individuals). My only hope is to fix the broken equality test and the only change is to clean up the diagnostics, something which isn't machine-readable anyway.


Comment on Re^2: Breaking Test::Differences
Anonymity and registration
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 04, 2008 at 09:48 UTC
    I am not the person you replied to, but I will respond to your attack on anonymity.

    I registered on perlmonks.org once. I can’t remember my password. I can never be bothered to go through the “e-mail me my password” dance just to post a comment. I wish perlmonks.org supported openid.

    I never say in the text of a comment who I am, because anyone could claim to be me.

      I've no objection to people posting anonymously. There's nothing wrong with that and your post was just fine. I've every objection to people posting anonymously and being rude. That's cowardice and it's typical of the juvenile attitude which has overrun so much of the 'net.

        ++ Ovid Anyone who is critical should have the "balls" to put a name to the post and not hide in anonymity.

Re^3: Breaking Test::Differences
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 04, 2008 at 10:01 UTC
    It's not chipped, it's broken.

    If its that clear cut, why do you need to ask for objections?

Re^3: Breaking Test::Differences
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 04, 2008 at 14:33 UTC
    I didn't see the rudeness (no, I'm not who you replied to either). However, I will choose to be anonymous this time so I can minimize how much I have to deal with your immaturity at dealing with criticism.

    "chipped" is a form of "broken". I don't know anything about what personal "fondness"es you might or might not have, but I'll try to make part of the original point clearer to you, This looks very much like shattering something because it was chipped.

    And a patch that fixes comparison between numbers and numeric strings but breaks comparison of nesting levels sounds more like replacing some small fundamental cog with a side-effect of fixing a particular bug. It seems unlikely that it wouldn't be possible to more directly fix the bug and not introduce such a different bug.

    If you feel the need to fundamentally change the whole heart of the module, you should probably start by making the "new world order" version an option (and an opt-in one at that).

      "chipped" is a form of "broken"

      Um, chipped is cosmetic damage (like a scratch on a car), broken is functional damage (broken axel, car inoperable).

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