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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-01 11:51:40

on Fri Nov 30 2007, David Abrahams <> wrote:

> In particular, the tests that use output_test_stream supply filenames
> that are interpreted relative to the current working directory.
> That's not the best possible practice, for reasons of "hygiene:" if
> testing Boost causes the Boost tree to be modified, it's hard to be
> sure that one is testing the same thing the next time around.
> Furthermore, it means one can't test from within a read-only copy of
> the Boost sources. This bit me as I tested from an NFS-mounted
> working copy.

Oh, and I realize this is going to be a problem as soon as my testing
machines or processes are sharing a working copy, because they will
collide when trying to write these files out.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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