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Re: [Bug-wget] wget2.0 / niwt / refactoring

From: Daniel Stenberg
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] wget2.0 / niwt / refactoring
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:00:19 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Tue, 14 Aug 2012, Tim Ruehsen wrote:

It shares no code with current Wget, AFAICT.

90% correct. I already rewrote the basic parts for Mget, so a big bunch of work is done.

I'm far from sure about that. You rewrote significant portions of a 15+ years old project with lots of "proven in use" legacy and with a serious lack of actual good test cases.

I strongly agree with Micah's previous vision about getting a serious test suite setup *first* to make sure and prove how wget1 is working right now and then use that to make sure that any considered work on wget2 runs the same (or better) with the use of this test suite.

IMHO, projects without (decent) test suites cannot do large rewrites without getting seriously injured by regressions. This is of course just my own opinion.

And than, we don't have to rewrite everything else BUT we should review everything.

It is much better to review changes one by one as they are submitted. Of course after the test suite says the functionality is still there...

Without someone shouting HERE, there will be no Wget2.x within the next 2 years...

I agree.


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