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Subject: Re: [boost] status/expected_results.xml must go!
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-04 08:51:29

> * It is a maintenance nightmare as more and more libraries are added to
> Boost. This is library-specific information and so should be part of each
> module, not the super-project.


> * As Robert points out, we shouldn't even be running tests that are bound
> to fail anyhow. It would seem that each library needs to be able to tell
> bjam/b2 to skip certain tests, or even all tests, under certain conditions.

We have that now: take a look at the multiprecision tests and how
conditional dependencies (GMP MPFR etc) are handled. If Robert needs a
hand to set this up for serialization I'm willing to help as I've been
there and done this sort of thing already.


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