- Surely there’s a worthwhile replacement for google reader?
- spook: conversation. it’s awesome
- there actually aren’t that many because Google reader cornered the market so well
- the existing ones are certainly shaping up before sign-off day though
- sheldonh: where is it?
- that’s a shit name since it’s not googleable >:(
- * sheldonh weeps for the species.
— Robin, in Once Bitten (Thanks, Helzibah!)
andrelopesmrx said: hi mate,I found a patch of yours, posted 2 years back. I have the very same problem, I want 12bits lenght vhids to keep them aligned with vlan ids. Did you face some side effect using it? I wonder why it was not merged to the branch. Any information you could give us is very welcome. Thanks in advance!
I’m pretty sure we backed it out, but I don’t remember whether that was because it crashed FreeBSD, or because it crashed adjacent switches. Sorry, I know that’s not very helpful. In the end, it was cheaper to give up and throw more firewall pairs at the problem.
Another advantage of values is that they’re easy to fabricate.
So for testing it’s really fantastic that you can fabricate inputs, to test programs using any technology. You don’t have to get the class library that has the right classes and interfaces and relate it to the stuff that you used in your program. Your program takes data, you can now write another program that produces data to test it.
And also for simulation purposes. So when you start raising your testing up to the next level, and you’re trying to drive your program to different kinds of situations, all you need to do is algorithmic generation of data to get a variety of simulation points for your program.
If your program can only get into a particular state by a series of interactions through objects, how are you going to algorithmically drive that program to different kinds of test cases? It’s a huge problem. It’s just a mess.
Whereas, if you can just algorithmically generate data, you’re done.
And again, it goes to this point about places. With places, you have to emulate an operational interface. It’s a ton more work. And also when you want to drive it, you have to drive it through the operational interface instead of with data.
Rich provides clear context for this notion of "Place" earlier in the talk.