Subject: Re: [boost] Clang Builds Boost
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-21 04:53:31
Doug Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Doug Gregor wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Well, we didn't make it before the end of BoostCon, but now we have:
>>> Clang successfully builds all of Boost's regression tests on the
>>> release branch. More information available at
>>> http://blog.llvm.org/2010/05/clang-builds-boost.html .
>> To me this is an amazing accomplishment.
>> Looking at the tables I do have one question. It shows boost
>> build failing most tests. Doesn't bjam need to work before
>> you can even run the tests?
> bjam works well enough to run all of the regression tests, but the
> clang module for Boost.Build isn't mature enough to pass all of the
> build system's tests. Frankly, I need help with this: I don't have the
> deep understanding of bjam needed to make it work.
I don't think you need to feel responsible for build tests at all.
Some of them test pretty contrived functionality, and many depend on
more on OS and user config than toolset, so any failure must be carefully
analysed -- and often causes no problems for Boost itself whatsoever.
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