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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-05 12:31:05

Stefan Seefeld wrote:

> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>> John Maddock wrote:
>>> Just wondering, but can we set up the SVN commit script to verify the
>>> file
>>> with our inspect program before a commit is allowed? No doubt folks
>>> will be greatly annoyed by this at first, but at least we should
>>> gradually get those inspection-failures fixed that way :-)
>> Yes, we can. We're already doing checks for MIME types, end-of-line
>> styles, and well-formed XML.
> We just ran into a false positive with validating XML. The problem here, I
> believe, is that a pre-commit script simply invokes xmllint. That,
> however, may miss important variables that would otherwise be present (in
> a regular build). (The actual error is due to xmllint failing to find
> entity definitions from an .ent file.)
> To fix this properly, the validation would need to invoke the build system
> itself, since only there all the relevant variables are known. But is that
> really the right thing to do from within a pre-checkin validation script ?
> You don't invoke a C++ compiler to make sure a patched C++ file actually
> compiles, either...

Probably the only XML file we should be validating is the expected failures
markup -- where we know the right command to use.

- Volodya

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