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Re: [hertzog@debian.org: Re: Woody retrospective and Sarge introspective]

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 04:34:02PM +0200, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 05:49:23PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > And frequently the version the submitter reports is just wrong, for
> > instance if she sees the bug on one machine and reports it from another.
> > Fortunately, the version is currently only a hint to the maintainer, so
> > it doesn't do any more damage than a little confusion when it's wrong.
> We should do away with this problem by adding test cases which verify if
> a bug still applies.

It's a nice theory, and e.g. Perl modules are often good at doing this,
but I don't think it'll ever happen in the general case.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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