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Re: Testing relational databases

From: Dmitry A. Kazakov <mailbox_at_dmitry-kazakov.de>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 19:05:27 +0200
Message-ID: <13e054sraz8id.2847n420kaq.dlg@40tude.net>


On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:38:33 +0100, S Perryman wrote:

> "Marshall" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1152548050.629713.290800_at_s13g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>

>>S Perryman wrote:

>
>>> "Marshall" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message

>
>>> > Now, I would argue that what we most often want is actually
>>>> not existential quantification but universal quantification. In fact,
>>>> what we *really* want is existential quantification, universal
>>>> quantification, and witnesses, and we want them all available
>>>> both at compile time and at runtime. And we want the
>>>> witnesses to be system generated wherever possible.

>
>>> Design By Contract ??
>>> Specification-directed testing ??
>>> Design For Testability ??

>
>>> All techniques that by themselves or together will give you for a large
>>> majority of systems exactly what "we want" .

>
>> I don't follow. What are you trying to say?

>
> The techniques (see above) to deliver what "we" want are already here. :-)
> And they work very well indeed.

Marshall, I would like recommend you an old (1981), but still actual book: The Science of Programming by David Gries. The title tells for itself.

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Regards,
Dmitry A. Kazakov
http://www.dmitry-kazakov.de
Received on Mon Jul 10 2006 - 12:05:27 CDT

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