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From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-08 06:30:34

On 10/08/07 05:10, Larry Evans wrote:
> On 10/07/07 20:55, David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Sun Oct 07 2007, Larry Evans <> wrote:
>>> redflag!
>> I'm not alarmed. It means some tests may attempt to run needlessly,
>> but we'll still get all the results we need.
> True, but then you wouldn't know whether the higher level test
> failed because of a bug in the higher level code or a bug in
> the lower level code. The higher level test only says something
> like "I've failed test XXX" it doesn't say "I can't run test XXX
> because test YYY failed". So, instead of first debugging
> lower level test YYY, XXX's author would start searching for a
> "false" bug in XXX. THat wastes time.

OOPS. I guess if YYY failed, XXX's author would realize XXX
depends on YYY and ignore the failure of XXX until YYY passed.

Sorry for noise.


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