Hi,

I'm glad we agree on the benefits of black box testing. As I said before,
we completely agree with the sentiment that there's lots of important
reasons to make practice available. It's high on our list of priorities and
we are working to make that happen ASAP.

Best,
Pablo

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:56 AM taranpreetsinghchhabra <
taranpreetsinghchha...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Pablo
>
> >>The reason to hide the test cases is because testing is an important
> part of programming. Providing people with real test data, even without the
> expected answer, would be doing a lot of the work for them.
>
> I completely agree. We shouldn't get test cases, even for small during
> contest as, It may prompt users to make brute force solutions for small,
> unlock test cases and then build the actual solution, which may not be
> desirable.
>
> Few things I wanna say, are:
>
> After the contest is over, Either make the test files available or provide
> users with any means for solving past problems. (May even consider keeping
> past contest problems in the old platform.) No doubt we ought to learn to
> develop our programs without test cases, but after the contest, there ought
> to be a means after the contest to check our solutions, the solutions
> people write after seeing analysis. They want to know whether they now have
> got it right or they still miss an edge case.
>
> So, we need a way to test our solutions after the round is over. I
> personally do not care whether we are provided with test files or not. But
> i need a judge which can tell me that my solution is right or not.
>
> >>In real life, you don't get to see how the users will use your code in
> advance, so most of the time the programmer needs to come up with the
> comprehensive set of scenarios. This policy mimics that, in a way.
>
> Yes, we won't get to see how users use our code. But we can surely see the
> results of the idea we implemented which we believed to be correct,
> allowing us to further improve, which i believe is ideal motto, whether of
> programming or of real life.
>
> So, A request: Just provide us a means to check if our solution is correct
> or not.
>
> Regards
>
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