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Re^7: Testing IS Development

by andreas1234567 (Vicar)
on Mar 19, 2009 at 12:58 UTC ( #751702=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Testing IS Development
in thread Testing IS Development

*A programmer might also assume the area of a circle is 22/7 times the radius, and write his/her tests accordingly.
Yes, but (s)he will at least detect when the assumption, correct or incorrect, no longer holds. See here for a real world example where simple testing most likely would have prevented a serious bug.
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