The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I can't believe I didn't think of that sooner

Last week I was tasked with running the regession test for “Project: Sippy-Cup” and figure out any issues. Trying to figure out the issues was a bit harder than expected. I had my suspicions but the output wasn't quite conducive to seeing the overall picture. The output was almost, but not quite valid Lua. If it was valid Lua, I could load the data and write some code to verify my hypothesis, but alas, I had to write code to massage the output into a form that could be loaded.

What a drag.

I was able to prove my hypothesis (some contradictory features were enabled, but it's a “that can't happen in production” type scenario, and if it did happen in production it's of no real consequence). I then adjusted the regression test accordingly.

But afterwards, I adjusted the output slightly to make it valid Lua code. That way, it can be loaded via the Lua parser so further investigations of errors can be checked. I'm just a bit surprised that I didn't think of that sooner.

Update on Thrusday, July 30TH, 2020

I clarified what I did.

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