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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-20 15:44:39

At 01:32 PM 11/20/2002, Toon Knapen wrote:

>On Wednesday 20 November 2002 06:35, Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>> > P.S.: Why aren't there any regression tests for mpl?
>> There are, they just not included into the batch. Probably they should
>> there are some issues, mainly with the number of tests (currently ~60
>> more to come) - simply putting those into results table would render it
>> rather useless, IMO, and the corresponding increase in compile times
>> also be a problem (for the tests runners). In any case, I almost never
>> checking in anything before the regressions passed.
>Some have mentioned multiple times that the regression-test batch should
>take too long to compile. I don't share this opinion. The more tests, the

>better and as long as the tests can be compiled in less then one night I
>don't see a problem. For the status pages we (should) just have a cronjob

>that starts in the evening.
>As for reporting it's more difficult. Although Beman probably saw this
>coming and thus provided functionality to make a status page that only
>reports the failed tests (as reported seperatly for windows 2K and vacpp)

I'm working on finishing the Filesystem library right now, as a
prerequisite to upgrading the regression testing mechanisms, including
figuring out how to handling every larger numbers of tests.

I'll ask for testing suggestions once the Filesystem work is done.


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