in reply to Inheriting Tests and Other Test Design Issues

I'm with you on this one.

It would also logically lead to a maze of dark twisty tests, where every module would start testing that substr counted from 0 not 1 and that * really knew how to multipy two numbers. Then, what about the CPU? I mean, there was that early pentium math bug, maybe we should all be testing that our math co-processors aren't similarly effected:)

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