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Re: gcc-3.4 emits large amounts of test failures

On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 02:07:59PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> writes:
> >> would pretty much ensure that the package never, ever builds. And
> >
> > Well, if it's always broken, we don't really want it, do we?
> If 'failing tests == broken' then we wouldn't have a working compiler
> for any architecture and/or for any release.  I think there's a small
> flaw in your logic.

So what are the tests useful for, then?  They're obviously useless as a
gauge of quality, because failing tests apparently don't indicate a flaw in
the software.

- Matt

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