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Subject: Re: [boost] How to make tests building faster?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-23 13:20:58

on Tue Dec 20 2011, Steven Watanabe <> wrote:

> On 12/20/2011 08:23 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Tue Dec 20 2011, Mateusz Łoskot <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to figure out if there is anything I could do to improve
>>> compile/link-time for tests of Boost.Geometry library.
>>> Currently, the tests follow fairly canonical approach in Boost:
>>> 1) Each .cpp file defines a single test program and all local test
>>> routines are executed from test_main()
>> That's your problem right there. The canonical organization is
>> unfriendly to fast test times and I would not use it for my next
>> library. It's better to put more tests together in the same executable,
>> and more in the same translation unit.
> That works as long as you don't have a lot
> of compile-fail tests, which must be in
> separate translation units.

...which is why I was interested in testing expressions for invalidity

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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