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stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Fri Mar 1 06:30:45 EST 2013

> If possible it should abstract away from MethodFinder and encode something
> about side-effects… 
> Or one could have some form of sandboxed secure environment to run
> stuff and it's not a problem if there are side effects.
> It's all not easy… doing MethodFinder right is very hard. 
> Up to the point that the trivial thing there is now is the actually the sweet spot?
> Of course the code is horrible, absolutely horrible… I even removed it in the
> development phase of 1.0 once, because it is just ugly and referencing so many
> symbols… but it is a fun demo.

Method Finder is not a demo it is a really powerful tool.
So we should invest in it

> Now how can one implement that fun demo 
> "For real"?
> Having the info that a method can be called safely actually could be interesting
> for other things, e.g. random testing.  http://code.google.com/p/yeti-test/
> 	Marcus

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