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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-15 19:53:48

on Fri Aug 15 2008, Stefan Seefeld <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Fri Aug 15 2008, Stefan Seefeld <> wrote:
>>> Why can't the packaging process be automatized, making it fully
>>> reproducible ? Trying to increase the amount of tests run on the final
>>> package attacs the problem from the wrong end, IMO.
>> reproducability != correctness.
>> I agree that automation is a good idea, but it might also be a good idea
>> to test the results of that automation, neh?
> Indeed. My point, however, was that I would *first* automatize, *then*
> validate. The point of reproducibility is to cut down on the amount of
> (repeated) validation you have to do afterwards, no ? :-)

Makes sense to me.

Dave Abrahams
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