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Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu May 22 18:37:02 UTC 2008


Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 11:41 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Whoa!  I _never_ said this could be done by a single generic program. 
>> Every app should have its config tool.
> 
> I understood that. And I asked you to outline how this might be done for
> a very specific example. But see further down ...
> 
>>  Test-based development practically
>> enforces this, even if the tests are not strictly a config tool.  Once
>> you have the tests, though, the tool is just a front-end.
> 
> Again the same fallacy of assuming that the writers of the software can
> foresee every use case. Not so

Then it doesn't matter.  If the running program can't handle the
configuration option, then it doesn't matter that the config tool can't. 
-- 
derek





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