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Subject: Re: [boost] [BOOST_ASSERT] any one against improving debug support?
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-19 10:24:03

Gennadiy Rozental skrev:
> Thorsten Ottosen <thorsten.ottosen <at>> writes:
>> Ilya Sokolov skrev:
>>> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> The current difinition of BOOST_ASSERT is a pain to use with the
>>>> debugger and Boost.Test because it doesn't trigger a break-point.
>>> Use --catch_system_errors=no on the command line or
>>> testing.arg="--catch_system_errors=no" if you are using
>>> Boost.Build.
>> yeah, but it is pain to do this all the time. It's a good
>> default for Boost's regression testing, but a poor default
>> for ordinary unit-testing.
> 1. You can use environment variable to enforce desirable behavior
> all the time without your involvement.

I have defined BOOST_TEST_CATCH_SYSTEM_ERRORS to no, but no luck getting
it to work.

> 2. In debugger (when it matters IMO) the break point is triggered
> regardless. If it's not the case it might be an issue.

Not for me.

> 3. I personally believe this is better way to report this error
> condition then test module is executed from command line. If
> I need to run in debugger I can always do this.
> 4. There is command line argument (auto_start_dbg) which should
> attach debugger automatically at the point of failure (instead
> of reporting error and aborting test module). It does not works
> for all debuggers yet, but it works very well on NT.


I have defined BOOST_TEST_AUTO_START_DBG to yes.

Not working for me.


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