Re: [apps-discuss] Question about URI template and expansion of an empty list

Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> Mon, 08 April 2013 16:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Question about URI template and expansion of an empty list
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hello james.

On 2013-04-08 09:33 , James M Snell wrote:
> I agree that the text in the spec is certainly not clear in this. In
> my implementation, I've had to fall back to recreating the behavior
> shown in the examples. So to answer the question "why", I just fall
> back to my original answer: That's what the example shows.

that raises one of the interesting questions in test-driven development: 
if a test fails and you check and still think that you've implemented 
what the spec text asks you to implement, how do you reconcile? 
special-casing just for tests probably isn't the way to go, so how 
exactly did you tweak the code (or your interpretation of the spec 
resulting in code) to satisfy the test?

i am really interested, because i'll be implementing it as well and i am 
pretty sure that i'll run into the exact same issue.

thanks and cheers,

dret.

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