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Re: A plea to make tests a required part of sample SRFI implementations Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (17 Nov 2020 23:31 UTC)

Re: A plea to make tests a required part of sample SRFI implementations Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe 17 Nov 2020 23:31 UTC

On 2020-11-17 08:43 -0800, xxxxxx@mailc.net wrote:
> [snip]
> However, I have run in to situations where even later SRFIs do not test
> their implementations completely, and bugs have slipped through because
> of that.

This is probably just the unfortunate result of an insufficient
number of eyes for testing sample implementations.  Most SRFIs do
have extensive tests, but it's hard to find time to review SRFIs,
let alone to get a sample implementation and its tests running on
at least one Scheme.  Arthur does his best here; if you subscribe
to any of the SRFI mailing list, you've probably noticed that he
strongly encourages everyone to run the tests before the SRFI is
finalized.

So the proper plea is for more reviewers!

Regards,

--
Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe  <xxxxxx@sigwinch.xyz>

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