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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-08 15:03:42

on Mon Oct 08 2007, Brad King <> wrote:

> FYI, Kitware has funding this year to add parallel test execution
> support to CMake/CTest. This will require inter-dependencies among
> tests to be explicitly specified to make sure they execute in the
> correct order. We should be able to use these dependencies also to make
> sure dependers do not run if their dependees fail. Perhaps the
> dependers could simply be reported as not run because of missing
> dependencies.

Doesn't this lead you naturally to want to use the build system for
testing, too? Not trying to execute things whose dependencies have
already failed is one of a build system's most basic functions, and
surely you already have in Cmake a system for notating dependencies

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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