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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] Looking for co-developer/maintainer
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-29 14:37:48

On 29 May 2014 at 8:29, Gennadiy Rozental wrote:

> > <boost/detail/lightweight_test.hpp> is one that several library owners
> > have told me that they use instead of Boost.Test because B.T. kept
> > breaking their builds and the documentation was not usable.
> Boost.Test does not change for many many years now

This is untrue. Here is an example of a recent Boost.Test change
induced break: Note the #ifdef testing Boost.Test version:

Note the fact we need this at all is because Boost.Test won't timeout
tests in a sane way (or at all on Windows), so we reimplement the
functionality such that it actually works. I never got round to
reporting this on the bug tracker, apologies.

> > >* No one ever expressed a problem with Boost.Test being slow
> >
> > Quite a bunch of people expressed frustration with the compile time at
> > the C++ Now! 2014 workshop.
> Do you have any numbers? How many seconds does it take to build Boost.Test
> shared library based test module vs. one built using other alternatives?

Boost.Test should default to not being header only. It's the only
library in Boost I feel that way about. There is no good reason for a
full fat unit test library to be header only.

AFIO forces library only Boost.Test, and we saw a very dramatic
improvement in CI turnaround times. A huge win.


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