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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-12 23:50:17

David Abrahams writes:
> I agree that egregiously long build times for a test make it
> prohibitive; those tests need to be fixed. That has been a particular
> problem with the random library for at least a year and a half.
> We could also go back to an arrangement in which only outdated tests
> get run again, so tests that failed last time but for which no
> dependencies changed wouldn't run again.

Please! Similarly, for "clean" runs, implementing Martin's suggestion
would make a _huge_ difference:

Martin Wille writes:
> 2. Not compiling/running tests which are expected to
> fail. We have a mechanism to mark toolsets unsupported
> for certain libraries. However, this markup is applied
> _after_ trying to compile/run the tests. If the
> build system wouldn't even try to run the tests for
> unsupported toolsets then this would also speed up
> a test cycle.

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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