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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.
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