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SubjectRe: regression testing
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Regression testing __is__ what happens when 10,000 testers independently
> > try to break the software!
>
> Nope. Thats stress testing and a limited amount of coverage testing.
>
> > Canned so-called "regression-test" schemes will fail to test at least
> > 90 percent of the code paths, while attempting to "test" 100 percent
> > of the code!
>
> Then they are not well designed. Tools like gprof and the kernel profiling
> will let you measure code path coverage of a test series
>

Alan's back!

Cheers,
Dick Johnson

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course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.


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