[SciPy-dev] Add bz2 support to io.mmio [not tested] <--

Jonathan Guyer guyer@nist....
Thu Apr 10 18:15:42 CDT 2008


On Apr 10, 2008, at 5:25 PM, Nathan Bell wrote:

> In my experience the main benefit of the unittests is not to determine
> whether a newly introduced feature has an error, but rather to keep
> subsequent contributors (with less expertise/knowledge of the code)
> from breaking it.

That subsequent contributor might even be you.

FiPy's pervasive (but certainly imperfect) unittests have enabled us  
more than once to radically refactor the code. Without the tests, we'd  
have never even tried.



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