From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-12 06:42:56
Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 05:12 AM 8/11/2003, Alisdair Meredith wrote:
> >Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
> >> While I totally support the failures markup goal, I would like to see
> >> _the_ release criteria to include "no regressions from the previous
> >> release" item as well, preferrably for all non-beta compilers that are
> >> currently under regression testing. Especially since now we have tools
> >> to ensure it.
> >OTOH, it might not always be achievable.
> >For boost 1.31 we are having an interface breaking change to the
> >iterator_adaptors, and not all compilers pass all tests with the new
> >adaptors yet.
> >While this may not be a problem for the iterators library (it is
> >effectively new) it may have a knock-on effect on any other boost
> >libraries implemented on top of it.
> >The principle is a good one, but I be prepared to make a few allowances
> >in the practice.
> I think a reasonable goal is that any regressions should be understood and
> discussed, rather than silent.
Exactly my sentiments.
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