“Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding” – Burt Rutan
That quote from Burt Rutan came to my mind this morning. Burt is an American aerospace engineer, noted for his originality and engineering creativity.
I’m porting a project from a proprietary and closed tool chain to gcc/GNU tools. Building and running that project with the original tools failed in many aspects. I have learned a lot from these failures, more than if it would have worked out of the box. And it reminds me how modern, powerful and versatile the open source GNU tools are. Still a long way to go with that project, and lot of things to learn.
Happy Understanding 🙂