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Subject: Re: [boost] Breaking existing libraries
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-22 12:25:37

----- Original Message -----
From: "Johan Nilsson" <r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Breaking existing libraries

> Just an idea that popped out of my head - what about running (or at least
> compiling) the unit/regression tests from the _previous_ major release
> against the current release as a way to automatically detect and flag
> interface/behavioral changes?
> Sure, there are many potential problems with such an approach:
> - Some library tests are likely to also excercise code at the
> implementation/detail level.
> - Already limited testing resources (on the other hand, interface changes
> are likely to be detected by running such tests for a single, reasonably
> compliant, compiler).
> - ...

In order to have the better the author can preserve the test of the older releases and run them on the current release.


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