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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-12 16:27:30

It seems I've succeeded in getting my serialization project checked in.

(I've held back the Jamfile in the test directory pending a tiny tweak)

And I have a couple of questions regarding testing.

a) in order for libraries to be built for Borland and VC 6.0 which don't
support Spirit 1.8 but do support spirit 1.6, the Jamfile checks for the
environmental variable SPIRIT_ROOT and if found presumes it contains the
root of the directory where Spirit 1.6 is located. This has worked well in
my local environment. An environment which tests this library for these
compilers will also need to have Spirit 1.6 installed and have the
SPIRIT_ROOT variable set accordingly. I don't know who I should inform
about this.

b) its unclear to me how to exclude certain platforms. I've been unable go
get non-intrusive serialization with Commeau - much to my disappointement.
This is pretty much a show-stopper for this compiler. (Other than this it
seems to compile cleanly - though perhaps a tad picky with warnings). So I
would like to know how to exclude Comeau from the tests.

c) As currently loaded, the test programs create temporary files in the
systems temporary directory. And leaves them there - I occasionally delete
them in masse. It only just dawned on me that this would be very
inconvenient for the test setup so I'm going to tweak the tests to remove
their trash at the end. So in some case some trash may be left over but
shouldn't accumulate at a large rate as before. I hope this is acceptable.

Robert Ramey

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