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Tests just saved me from making a change that would've broken some setups. I immediately fixed everything, of course, so no-one would ever know that originally, I screwed up.

Just though I'd let you know, in case you're wondering if you should "waste" time writing tests ;)

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@minoru It depends. The technique of the tests is crucial: random, property-based testing is good (at least until we can verify everything formally). But the manual "tests" just mirroring the algorithms and dependent on every implementation detail is indeed a waste of time, IMO.

@amiloradovsky Sure. In this specific case though it was a lowly smoke test: I fed a bunch of static data into a parser and checked that it doesn't error. This isn't even proper unit testing, but it saved me this time around.

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