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  • Re: Complexity (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jplindstrom (594) on 2003.05.22 13:39 (#20425) Journal
    Your experience match my own very closely.

    And it was Perl (CPAN modules) that introduced me to the concept in the first place. Before that I had _never_ encountered tests, and I majored in CS. I can't believe it's not more touted as a basic, mandatory practice.

    Ok, it takes a little longer, but when you stop coding you're most likely actually done and don't have to go back to fix mistakes. Thinkos, sometimes yes, but never typos (which often goes beyond "it compiles").

    And once you've been saved by the safety net a couple of times you see the light and can't go back. I'm sure I can't, it seems plain irresponsible and stupid. And, I'm too much of a coward and make too many mistakes to not have a safety net anyway, so I don't have a choise :)