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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-24 17:28:38

"Rene Rivera" <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>>>I think we've seen multiple times that this at least causes
>>>Boost developers and release managers distress when it happens
>> Does it distress you any less, when faulures in Boost.<anything else>
>> unit tests happends?
> I think the distress comes from not knowing that they are not required
> tests. During release, we assume that *all* tests are important. And most
> of us don't know enough about individual libraries to see if failing tests
> are important or not.

In fact majority of failures comes even not from actual tests, but from
examples. I did not find a "proper" way for examples to show up in
regression tests screen, so I faked them as tests (compile only rule). I
think some kind of "test level" notion could be a good idea. We may have
critical, feature-critical, informational kind of tests.


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