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From: John Maddock (jm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-28 07:04:55

> That test seems to not compile. A test that is supposed to not link
> fails if it doesn't even get to the link stage.
> Why is this test labelled link-fail?
> I don't know. Jeremy?

That's not the meaning of the original link-fail test: we started off with
compile-fail, but because some compilers don't instantiate templates until
link time, we had to introduce link-fail to mean: "either this doesn't
compile, or it compiles but doesn't link". Obviously the meaning got lost
somewhere. BTW I could use an equivalent run-fail test for boost-config,
meaning: "this file either doesn't compile, link, or run", which is of
course the opposite of the current run-fail. So a better naming convention
is required all round :-)

John Maddock

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