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From: Guillaume Melquiond (guillaume.melquiond_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-15 12:45:20

Le jeu 15/07/2004 à 19:02, Robert Ramey a écrit :
> Guillaume Melquiond wrote:

> >So it may be a good idea to completely remove the function "tmpnam" from
> >the Serialization library and use a saner replacement instead. This way,
> >the library tests would compile without any complaint from the linker on
> >Linux.
> I need this functionality to run the tests. What is the best way to go
> about it?

I don't know what the best way is. However, some other libraries also
need to write to files during their tests. For example, the filesystem
library doesn't even bother and it directly creates some directories
[1]. When running regression tests, they end in boost/status. You could
work the same way: simply create a file with a given name rather than
trying to create a temporary file.

If you think it is a bit ugly, I have the same opinion. A better way
would probably for bjam to provide a clean sandbox where test programs
could play rather than letting them work in boost/status. But I don't
know how easy it would be.



[1] Speaking of which, filesystem/test/convenience_test.cpp could at
least delete its test directory at the end of its execution.

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