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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review of IO and Toolbox extensions to Boost.GIL starts TOMORROW
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-09 15:10:53

Christian Henning wrote:
>> There are some specific problems with the tests, though. ?For
>> instance, png_read_test.cpp takes an image file, reads it, then writes
>> it to a temporary file, then re-reads it from the temp file, and
>> compares the two read-in images for equality. ?This strikes me as a
>> bad test. ?It is quite possible to read an image, get the wrong
>> results, then write those wrong results to disk, re-read them, and
>> then have the re-read results compare equal to the original read
>> results. ?There may be other tests with a similar organization; I did
>> not check.
> This would assume that both png reader and writer have some bugs in
> common.

No it doesn't. Imagine a bug in the reader that caused the data to be
all 0.


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