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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-06 19:45:37

Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2007, at 9:14 AM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>>> On Oct 5, 2007, at 8:24 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>>>> Does it support test
>>>> chaining?
>>> I don't understand what this means.
>> Can you write a test such that it depends on another test passing
>> for it
>> to run at all. For example we currently use this, or rather Robert R.
>> uses it, to prevent wide char tests from running on platform that fail
>> to have wide char support.
> Oh, sure. Just detect at configure time whether there is wide
> character support, and only add those tests when wide character
> support is available.

OK, but I really did mean chaining of tests. This might not be the only
reason to skip tests. I think there are also some that depend on certain
type_traits tests for running. Are you saying that we would have to
write separate "configure" logic to do these checks before the test
cycle? If so, who would be in a position to write those? What would they
need to know? What would testers need to do to have changes in those
configure tests reflected in the testing?

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