[racket-dev] RFC: Coding Guidelines

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 19 09:56:07 EDT 2010

Neither would the PLT Web server.  I'm pretty certain Jay's own edits
to it were not preceded by tests.

Jay's changes to the PLAI language most certainly were not, because
the current PLAI that is bundled with DrRacket is broken.

(Sorry, Jay, but it's your prose.)


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Casey Klein
<clklein at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 8:44 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Please comment.
>> I think that this:
>> "Your first task when changing old code is to build an adequate test
>> suite to ensure you do not introduce new mistakes as you attempt to
>> improve it. Thank you for improving the world for future generations!"
>> is too demanding.  There are enormous areas of our code that don't
>> have a test suite.  How comprehensive a test suite do I need before
>> changing slideshow?  Or scribble (which has a test suite for the
>> syntax, but not the language)?
> Robby and Matthew, would Slideshow exist today if you'd be expected to
> build it with this process?
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