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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-04 12:02:11

The following (or similar) scenario breaks the main regression tests fairly
often. Twice this week, for example.

* Developer has small Jamfile in boost-root/libs/foo/build and another in
boost-root/libs/foo/test. There is also a section testing foo in
boost-root/status/Jamfile, often a cut-and-paste from

* Developer makes some change in boost-root/libs/foo/build/Jamfile (or less
often in other code) that requires a change in
boost-root/libs/foo/test/Jamfile. Makes that change and tests, but
completely forgets to change boost-root/status/Jamfile. Main regression
test then breaks.

For the cases I'm familiar with, a fix would be for
boost-root/status/Jamfile to be able to include the
boost-root/libs/foo/test/Jamfile. I think several people (Gennadiy, Doug
G.) have experimented with this.

We need to settle on an official way to do this.

Currently, such schemes break the status table generation because
compiler_status.cpp actually scans status/Jamfile looking for test-type and
some other more minor information. If we could figure a way to echo that
information into the output (either to std::cout or in one of the residue
files), it would make include schemes and compiler_status.cpp less fragile.




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