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Re^2: Small Perl 6 discoveries I, __DATA__

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 29, 2017 at 14:01 UTC ( #1200382=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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It says right across the top of the page you linked:
Note: these documents may be out of date. For Perl 6 documentation see; for specs, see the official test suite.
I'm going to have to point out that is not always correct either, and let the significance of the last phrase sink in. The test suite is constantly tweaked to match the behavior of the latest perl6 code, so effectively the only specification for Perl6 is perl6 (caps intentional).
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Re^3: Small Perl 6 discoveries I, __DATA__
by raiph (Chaplain) on Oct 27, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
    The test suite is constantly tweaked to match the behavior of the latest perl6 code

    Are you including new tests that land corresponding to bug fixes that land? (Which is to say, most of the changes to the test suite.) Or just removals and corrections of bad tests?

      I read it as trolling. Reworded: there is no Perl6 spec, it's all a con where they "fix" tests to allow whatever behavior it currently exhibits to be considered correct.

        I read someone with the username "Your Mother" as a troll. Go away, trolly trolly.
      A test suite is not a specification. Period. End of discussion. Saying otherwise is absurd.

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