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Re^5: Testing my tests

by LanX (Saint)
on Feb 27, 2017 at 06:04 UTC ( [id://1182933]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Testing my tests
in thread Testing my tests (mutation testing)

> the requirements paradoxical.

because without further explanation it sounded like

  • wanting tests that never fail
  • or having test heuristics intelligent enough to make you unemployed.

at least now I'm sure what your up to.

Regarding your update, you can't avoid false positive tests.

But like I said you can reduce the likelyhood of them drastically for a reasonable prize by bundling many random test vectors.

Some my produce false positives, but hardly all of them.

In our case (2,0) may be OK but (666,42) would not.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
Je suis Charlie!

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