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comment Meaning of seeming contradiction
I have no idea why you're bringing what some reviewer says about the book into this at all. And if you're not trying to make some point about TDD then I have no idea what you disagree with. Actually, I'm not entirely clear whether you disagree with me.
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comment Meaning of seeming contradiction
@BillFranke: You seem to be arguing with me about what TDD is, and I don't know why. Your characterization of how TDD works is neither controversial nor relevant. The issue is the first two sentences, in the original quote, which are about programming in general, not about TDD. As for "writing tests before coding", 1) I have no idea why you're quibbling about a minor point in my off-hand description of TDD, 2) the only word I omitted is "automated", whose presence would add irrelevant detail, and whose absence does not change the meaning of the sentence.
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comment Meaning of seeming contradiction
@BillFranke: "Test-driven development replies to this contradiction". So test-driven development cannot itself be the contradiction. "This" is the seeming contradiction, where "This" can only refer to what has appeared previously: "Clean code that works – now". As for your complaint that "He didn't say that writing tests was possible without code", I can only think that you're referring to my comment about "writing tests before coding", which you will note is almost word for word from the publisher's comment you quoted above.
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comment Can one prefer 'either' or 'neither'?
Let's not look at this logically, since that's not how meanings are actually determined.
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comment Origin of “Black & blue Friday”?
That particular claim about the origin of the phrase "Black Friday" is at best controversial (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)
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