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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-26 16:20:45

Rene Rivera wrote:
> One likely immediate difference is that I run test with optimizations
> enabled.

That would be significant. I have run the test suite in the past in release
mode and had lots of problems I couldn't address. In particular, borland
5.51 loops (almost) forever in lots of the tests due to some issue in
compilation of borland 5.51 with Boost.Test. I did mention this but I
believe it was dismissed because borland 5.51 wasn't an a "release"
compiler. I think I gave up running release mode tests at this point
because then I whould have to have a different or more elaborate Jamfile
setup up and no one seemed to care. FWIW, no users have complained either
so I don't know what to make of it. Perhaps other compilers have quirks
that only show up in release mode (very likely).

It seems to me that this isn't so much an issue of testing taking too long
but rather tests failing in release mode in an ungraceful manner.

I'll look into this at least as far as the serialization library is

Robert Ramey

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