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,
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.
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.
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