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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-13 05:50:16

David Abrahams wrote:
> Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> >3. Compile time may become very large for large test
>> > programs or heavy template usage. E.g. in one case,
>> > we had to split a test into three (Spirit's switch_p
>> > tests) in order to make testing feasible.
>>It is hard to know the overall effect without accurate timings. My
>>personal belief is that on average the total time will drop. But we
>>need timings to know for sure.
> I still can't understand why we're focused on reducing testing time.

I'd appreciate shorter testing times very much.
A clean run for 1.31.0 took more than half a day here.
(Having only 256MB RAM slows the compilation process
down rather drastically. The actual execution time
for the test programs has been a problem only on very
rare occasions.)


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