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Re: still inconsistent, file in repository, but not in wc

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-21 23:04:17 CEST

cmpilato@collab.net writes:
> Yeah, I was kinda against the whole XFAIL notion at first, but lately
> there have been several tests that I've wanted to commit up as
> expected failures that I had planned to fix immediately thereafter,
> but had to instead #if-0 out.
> It occurs to me that if for every bug we encountered, we first wrote
> an XFAIL test to expose it, that might be a way to encourage
> volunteers to work on fixing the bugs themselves. I mean, if we've
> already provided a) the recipe for exposing the bug, and b) the
> testing framework for showing when a bug gets fixed (goes from XFAIL
> to SUCCESS), that's two fewer things a volunteer has to screw with.

I was also against it, but I've come to my senses now. Mike's points
above are right on, espcially the second paragraph.

+1 -- go for it, Brane!


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