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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-06 07:58:17

on Mon Jun 04 2007, "Gennadiy Rozental" <> wrote:

> "Douglas Gregor" <doug.gregor_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> On Jun 4, 2007, at 5:06 PM, Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>>> Every library is tested against particular set of
>>> dependencies selected by developer. But only *one* per lib. It does
>>> require
>>> additional disk space for source tree copy. I don't believe it major
>>> requirement these days.
>> I thought that too, but you are wrong. One of the most common
>> failures with regression testers is that they run out of hard drive
>> space, because testing Boost... just a single tree... requires tens
>> of gigabytes.
> Umm.. so what? My 3 year old desktop got 300 gig. Server sytems should have
> an access to even larger resources.

All the arguments in the world don't change reality. We have testers
for whom the disk usage of our tests has posed a real problem.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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