Tag Archives: test

What’s the right way to QuickCheck floating-point routines?

I got a lot of great comments on my previous post about finding roots of polynomials in Haskell. One particularly promising idea I got from commenter Jake was to give up on the idea of having no external dependencies (which, … Continue reading

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Experience report: oral final exam

This past spring I taught a standard data structures course (stacks, queues, binary trees, heaps, asymptotic analysis, that kind of thing). Inspired by a group I participated in exploring pedagogy and course design—led by the wonderful Betsy Burris—I decided to … Continue reading

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Minimal test case generator tool?

An interesting idea that Daniel Wagner, Vilhelm Sjöberg and I just came up with: a minimal test case generator. Here’s the idea: you have a program which exhibits error X, which you want to understand better; or perhaps you suspect … Continue reading

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