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Subject: Re: [boost] Breaking existing libraries
From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-23 13:27:46

"vicente.botet" <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> skrev i meddelandet news:3E6A91215D384FF9AD7BFB070DDD16F7_at_viboes1...
> ----- 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.

Sorry, I don't follow you.

/ Johan

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