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From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-04-13 18:38:35

On 13.04.20 17:52, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
> A number of libraries have code coverage/project tests in Github. I am
> not against such tests but I am against the idea that "failing" such a
> test, whatever that means, should prevent a PR from being merged into a
> Boost library. To me it is nonsense that a perfectly logical change to
> software should lead to some code coverage "failure", and that therefore
> the change should be deemed incorrect. I admit I do not know what the
> criteria are for code coverage but I do not see code coverage
> determining whether any change to a library is incorrect or not.

Even if the code coverage is set as a "required check" to have in order
to enable the merge, an admin of that repo can always bypass those (even
if the branch is protected).

A problem to me is that most of the repos that have code coverage today
did not really participate in having it: coverage tests were given
during the effort to have Travis based CI. How coverage is calculated is
unknown to me (and in my case why Boost.Test numbers are so bad).


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