[Soks] unanticipated rollbacks

Bil Kleb Bil.Kleb at nasa.gov
Mon Mar 7 08:45:48 EST 2005


Tom Counsell wrote:
> Hi Bil

Hello.

> B) The most recent edit didn't get written to disk before the Wiki is 
> shutdown.  This could happen if soks crashes or is shut down immediately 
> after the edit, but it again feels unlikely.

This sounds the most familiar.  (I typically restart via ctrl-c / start.rb.)
Is there a more humane way?

> This could be time for me to have a go at writing a set of unit tests to 
> make sure that all the file loading logic is correct.

No, no, no!  You're supposed to have written them
first/in-conjunction-with witting the loading logic!  ;)

This has reminded me of Beck's "When Should We Test?" draft
article that hides in the Extreme Programming mailing list
files area,

  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/extremeprogramming/files/

In it, he argues that you get the most value by writing a
test _just prior to_ implementation.

> If you get any 
> more information to allow me to reproduce the error, I would really 
> appreciate it.

Wilco.  Your detailed diagnostic checklist will help a great
deal if I notice this again.

Thanks,
--
Bil Kleb
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