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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-09 05:24:32

Beman Dawes wrote:
> When bjam is used for reporting purposes (presumably using using
> testing.jam) there is a need to report timings.
> For reporting purposes, we care about certain activities:
> * Compiles
> * Links
> * Lib builds
> * Runs (of test programs)
> [snip]
> In past postings, I've forgotten to mention that execution time will be
> needed by some reports. For example,
> All this can wait until version 2.

Let me see.... you have to record the start and end of every action. I don't
think it's required to change jam for that. Suppose you have a separate
program, responsible for gathering tests results, and it is called two times
like this

test_report --start-compiling something.cpp
test_report --end-compiling something.cpp

Would that be OK? It would be very easy to add such pre/postamble to all
compiler invocation in V2.

- Volodya


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