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From: Dave Steffen (dgsteffen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-14 11:52:52

Gennadiy Rozental writes:
> "Dave Steffen" <dgsteffen_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > > Yep. That's the reason expected failures usage should be
> > > limited.
> >
> > Well, yes. In fact, I'm curious about your use cases for expected
> > failures. What do you think it means for a failure to be expected?
> In my own test modules I don't use it at all. But than here at wark we don't
> have well esteblished regression testing.

 :-) Well, OK then. The only thing _we_ are using it for is to mark
 old (e.g. pre-Boost Test) hopelessly broken unit tests, and to mark
 code that should have unit tests but doesn't.

 I'm in charge of a new project, just starting up, which will get an
 entirely new code base; I don't plan to have any either.

 It's good to know I'm not crazy, or missing something obvious.

> > Ah... we're in the process of moving to 1.33.1 right now. (We have
> > to do regression tests, etc.) We'll go to 1.34 when it comes out,
> > unless it's seriously delayed... hmm... [comments snipped] :-)
> I recommend you to try to use 1.34 RC even if it is Boost.Test only. My
> guess it should work even when compiled in 1.33.1 environment.

 I'll look in to it. We don't have huge processes around here for
 putting different library versions in to use, but there's a little
 futzing. :-) I do like the notion of fixtures...

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