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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-24 05:52:15

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Thorsten Ottosen
>Sent: 23 July 2007 17:07
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Cc: boost-test_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] Problem with the web page for Boost unit
>test library

>I was browsing through your excellent docs here:

>I stumbled upon a irritating problem: I could not re-run the test
>without changing a source file.
>I think I found a solution: I set the custom build step instead of the
>the post-build event. Here I set "outputs" to c:\dummy_file.txt
>(anything non-empty will do).
>Thus when I hiut F5, I get the errors in the output window in visual
>studio :-)

Brilliant! This has been bugging me for some time :-)

I've refined it a bit by using in Custom build

Command line: "$(TargetDir)$(TargetName).exe" (and more perhaps)

Description: Autorun "$(TargetDir)$(TargetName).exe"

This makes the source filename appear too - a useful feature when you get confused about various versions in different directories.

Output: c:\dummy_file_used_by_autorun.txt

The dummy_file seems to be deleted after each run so a longer and more unique name might be wiser.

How does one write output to it?

On rebuild, the output window shows, for example:

Generating code
Finished generating code
Embedding manifest...
Autorun "i:\boost-06-05-03-1300\libs\math\test\Math_test\release\test_cauchy_mean.exe"
Running 1 test case...
errno = 33
errno is EDOM
*** No errors detected
Build Time 0:08

Alt B U does a re-build.

Ctrl F5 re-runs and also shows output in the cmd.exe window.

F5 is not so useful - debugs - but you may want this (but there are never any bugs in programs of course ;-).

Question: How could on get the date and time (clock or file saved) into this output (without changing the source program)?


Paul A Bristow
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