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Subject: Re: [boost] [multiprecision] Huge testcase datafile in commit r79802
From: Lars Viklund (zao_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-07-31 07:22:35

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 08:17:36AM +0100, John Maddock wrote:
>> My boost-commit@ mbox made my mail agent go into a nice crawl today when
>> displaying the commit details for r79802.
>> It turns out that it's about 6.3 MiB large, most of which is a massive
>> 100k line test case in
>> sandbox/big_number/libs/multiprecision/performance/delaunay_data.txt
>> Will this behemoth file end up in the real repository in case of library
>> acceptance, and even worse, will it end up in the deployed tarballs?
> Ah, ooops, that would be me, I hadn't checked/realised the test case was
> quite that large :-(
> Will try to fix this up another way.

That's what the more-eyes concept of Open Source is about, isn't it?
Skimming commits and source, looking for interesting things, heh.

>> Are there any guidelines on keeping tests neat, or possibly generating
>> performance test data if it's excessively huge?
> No, except be a good neighbor and possibly don't do what I did!

No real harm done yet, apart from a bit of head-scratching and some
bonus work for the spam filter.

Lars Viklund | zao_at_[hidden]

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