So now all I'd like in Erlang is...

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
Mon Feb 23 14:49:03 CET 2004

Joe Armstrong writes:

 > Why  the  backwards  compatibility?  -  *everybody*  (except  project
 > managers) hates it.


 > The only argument I've heard that  bites is "we don't want to re-test
 > everything" - this argument is correct.

 > It  seems like  you have  to combat  "fear of  change"  with "better
 > testing" - if you could  really test *everything* quickly - then surly
 > the fear of changes would go away.

If you had a magic wand which you could wave over a system and have
*everything* tested *quickly*, then you'd forever change the face of
software development.

Where's the wand hidden?


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