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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-08 05:38:42

> Indeed. One thing I already proposed in the past: some dummy tests
> (akin
> to autoconf macros) that make sure a sane configuration / environment
> is available at all. These tests could cover a specific toolchain, or
> even
> some lightweight library-specific code. If these are known as
> dependencies for the rest of the test suite(s), quite a bit of
> computing power (and
> mail bandwidth) could be spared whenever these fail.

Good thinking, all we need is a "hello world" program and make all the tests
dependent upon a successful build of that specific program. Adding a hello
world program to say Boost.Config is pretty trivial, would someone like to
volenteer to hack Boost.Build?


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