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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-04 18:07:41

Douglas Gregor <gregod_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Saturday 04 January 2003 12:02 pm, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> Currently, such schemes break the status table generation because
>> compiler_status.cpp actually scans status/Jamfile looking for test-type and
>> some other more minor information. If we could figure a way to
>> echo that information into the output (either to std::cout or in one
>> of the residue files), it would make include schemes and
>> compiler_status.cpp less fragile.
>> Ideas?
> I've recently added support into the Boost documentation format for expressing
> testsuites directly. From the XML representation of the testsuite, I have
> written an XSL stylesheet that generates a Jamfile for boost/status (the new
> file boost/status/testsuites.jam is generated this way), and I could easily
> dump the information in another format (e.g., a simplified XML format for
> compiler_status.cpp to read).

These should be dumped into library-specific test directories, so that
you can do library-at-a-time extraction (and testing).

> The advantage of using the XML testsuite representation within the
> modified DocBook format is that we get testsuite documentation (like
> Ron Garcia did in the Multi Array library), autogeneration of
> Jamfiles (less likely to break things), and the ability to generate
> testcases from code snippets in the documentation (if you look at
> the set of "function" testcases for today, you'll see that there are
> lots of failures because my tutorial examples are riddled with
> typos).

That's awesome. I've always wanted that. If only we had an easy way
to write this XML stuff...

David Abrahams
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