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From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-03 10:40:03

On 8/3/07, Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Martin Wille wrote:
> > Peter Dimov wrote:
> >> Another interesting example is adding a new test that exposes an
> >> existing bug. This test has never passed, but its inclusion is
> >> prevented by the stability requirement.
> >
> > No, in this scenario, the bug has been there before. There's no break
> > of stability if the bug gets indicated by the testing harness from
> > some point in time on.
> There is no break in stability, but there is a violation of the stability
> requirements, which demand that there should be no test failures on the
> stable branch. This prevents the merge of the new test unless the same merge
> also contains a fix.

Or you check in the test, and roll back 'stable' until the test passes!

Or make it something of a 'all hands on deck' situation - lock SVN
until there is a fix or something like that (maybe not quite so


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