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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
This in combined with a failing review process have introduced of a lot new bugs while trying to fix old bugs.
This is something that an automated test suite should prevent...
Bugfixes introducing bugs
Posted Dec 4, 2008 19:19 UTC (Thu) by droundy (subscriber, #4559)
Posted Dec 6, 2008 17:33 UTC (Sat) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183)
I suppose they had the advantage that the test suite has been there since the beginning and the enforcing the rule that every feature must come with a regression test keeps it up to date.
I think what really clinches it though is the number of people willing to test new versions prior to release. Every release there's generally a must have feature for people running expensive servers with large datasets and who throw insane queries at it.
(My favourite proposed regression test was using WITH RECURSIVE to generate the Mandelbrot set in SQL. Amazing piece of work, though quite hard on slow machines.)
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