2007.09.13 14:29 "Re: [Tiff] bug reporting and state-of-the-project query", by Bob Friesenhahn
On Wed, 12 Sep 2007, Lee Howard wrote:
And inasmuch as your application or anyone else's application works well with the library then it is a good indicator of the functionality of the used library functions in the manner in which they were used. Similarly, the utility programs are also as much a library-using application. So when any application, be it one of the utilities or not, ceases to function properly after an update to the library it should cause us to consider the possibility that something in the library update may be amiss just as easily as it may merely be exposing improper library usage by the application.
I expect that almost everyone agrees with you. What is needed are a set of small Unix shell scripts designed to fit into libtiff's existing test suite. These scripts would test libtiff using the libtiff utilities. Besides validating libtiff, this would help validate the utilities used.
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