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Subject: Re: [boost] Testing and toolsets
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-19 12:16:45

On 1/19/2015 11:14 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> Andrey Semashev-2 wrote
>> AFAIK, there is no formal property of a toolset that would differentiate
>> testers between C++ versions. You basically rely on toolset names.
> When I run tests on my local system with gcc or clang I use the compile
> time switch -std=c++03 or -std=c++11 on my bjam command line which
> gets passed on to the gcc/clang command line. I started doing this when
> it occurred to me that I didn't no which version of C++ my library was
> being tested with. I still don't know what happens if you include no
> such switch at all.
> Many testers are including this information on the test properties page
> others are either not including the information or are not specifying
> in which case it's a mystery what version of the compiler is being used.
> In my test programs - I use boost config macros to detect and run/not
> run those parts of the test programs which are relevant to this or that
> compiler version.
> I would like a method to condition an entire test program on the value
> of a boost config macro. I realize that this is a pain and god forbid I
> have to make my bjam script even more complex than it is or have
> to remember some more boost build syntax/rules. So far I've been
> able to avoid needing this.

Did you not see a previous post from John Maddock explaining how to use
a "requires" rule invocation so that you can run a test depending on
config macro features ? Does that do what you want ?

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