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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-12 12:48:13

Samuel Krempp <krempp_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 11:06, Martin Wille wrote:
>> I'm under the impression that the test results aren't monitored
>> by the library maintainers unless we're close to a release.
>> So, it doesn't make much sense to run all the tests all the time.
> well, personnally I find the batch of test results very useful all the
> time when I'm working on my library. (and that's not always in the last
> days before release)
> I commit, wait a bit, check the regression results of each and every
> compiler listed, try to understand what seems to be issue with the ones
> failing, find a workaround, then proceed to next planned commit, etc..

Me too.

> It's true that the tests results are probably watched by less people
> when far from release, but that doesnt make running all tests all the
> time useless.
> hmm, the real problem is each test is run all the time even when no
> source file used by it has been modified, is that right ?

Only failing tests are re-run, unless the tester is paranoid and
forces a clean run.

> would it be hard to recompile and re-launch only what need be ?


Dave Abrahams
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