On Sat, Sep 07, 2013 at 10:11:49PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:

> > Though I prefer the current, I can certainly live and adapt to a changed
> > standard, and I do not mind doing so if there is a good reason. But I've
> > yet to see any argument beyond "it is not what I like". Which to me
> > argues for the status quo as the path of least resistance.
> Didn't Junio already provided reasoning?

If the reasoning is "cmp(actual, expect) makes more sense to humans"
then I do not think it is universal. Otherwise why would so many
existing test frameworks do it the other way? And that is why I said it
seems more like an issue of personal preference than a universal truth.

Was there some objective argument made that I missed?

> Here's more; human semantics:
> Computer, compare A with B
> cmp(A, B)
> Why would I write?
> cmp(B, A)
> Could you even construct an English sentence that starts with B, and then A?

"Computer, given that we expect B, how does A differ?". Or "Computer, we
expect B; does A match it?"

Or any number of variations. I'm sure you will say "but those seem
awkward and unlike how I think about it". But that was my point; it
seems to be a matter of preference.

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