And the very worst of it is that the entire community bands together in their shared fear and, like the reborn bodies in the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers, scream out horribe accusations, obscenities, and calls for public stonings whenever anyone tries to do things differently...
I've seen many people stupidly take good ideas too far. That doesn't mean they weren't good ideas. That means people sometimes do stupid things for stupid reasons, despite (or because of) policies that try to prevent people from using their judgment.
If I found something more effective than test-driven design, I'd use it. Someday I might. I'm flexible. If it doesn't work for your team and you made a conscious and well-informed decision to use something else, good for you.
If you're going to tell me that I'm leading people down a crushing path of deep darkness and despair because... well, I can't give you any specifics, but I will say that there's a string eval or two in Test::Builder... then I might argue back.
Them's the breaks, kiddo.
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