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Subject: Re: [boost] what happened to the "tools/regression" directory - and the stuff in it?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-31 15:08:37

Beman Dawes wrote
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:39 PM, Robert Ramey <

> ramey@

> > wrote:
>> I repackaged this is a git project in the form compatible with
> <boost
> directory>/tools/...
>> So you can clone it into this directory, build it via boost build and/or
>> CMake, copy the executable to a convenient place and start generating
>> your
>> local test table.
>> If there's interest, we can add it back into the boost tools directory.
> Robert,
> Why on earth you do that rather than just cloning

> git@

> :boostorg/regression.git and using it directly?

Rene had told me that the directory was obsolete and for that reason it was

I found it and resurrected it on my system.

I looked at and it contains a huge number of files whose purpose I couldn't
understand. Also the directory structure was quite different that than
of the other tools files which I wanted to replicate. It seemed to me
that I would have to undo Rene's delete then do ... what exactly?.
I foresaw a disproportional amount of git ju-jitso in order to resurrect
(and merge in recent changes) something that had already been
deprecated and no one seemed to have interest in anyway. Then
I would have to move the files and directories around. I actually
did consider it. But it all just looked to hairy for something no one
had an interest in but me. So I just cut the gordian knot and did it.
Actually, it's not even clear that it will be part of boost. No one seems
be interested in it and it's never been reviewed. It was dropped and no one
except me.

That's why I did what I did what I did. I still don't seen anything
wrong with it.

> If there are problems with

> git@

> :boostorg/regression.git, it
> is fine to fork it, fix the problems, then submit pull requests. But
> there is no reason it needs to be part of the Boost super-project. I
> guess we should have left a dummy boost-root/tools/regression
> directory in the super-project to point people to the new location,
> and provided explicit build instructions. I'll try to do that in the
> next few days, but it won't happen for 1.58.0.

Of course it's up to you, but it still doesn't seem worth your time
to me.

Robert Ramey

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