[SciPy-dev] Scipy workflow (and not tools).

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Feb 26 10:32:36 CST 2009


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za>wrote:

> 2009/2/26 Jonathan Guyer <guyer@nist.gov>:
> > If I may very unfairly summarize the debate this far:
> >
> > Stéfan, et al.: There aren't enough tests. All code must have tests!
> > Under penalty of death!
> > Travis, et al.: But then we we shall have neither code *nor* tests!
> > Stéfan, et al.: Good!
>
> I agree, your summary isn't accurate: the world isn't that black and
> white.  To summarise a profound story I heard the other day:
>
> "A wise man first dams up the river, before trying to empty the lake."
>
> Unless we test new code, how do we make time to clean up the old code?
>
> I certainly would not like to see SciPy stagnate because of hard-line
> policy.  My fear is, that unless we do something in order to protect
> our scarce developer resources, we will see the same thing happening.
>

People, people, let's not kindle the flames. Or at least wait till I get the
hotdogs and marshmellows.

Chuck
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