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From: Brad King (brad.king_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-08 15:26:48

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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
> (?)

Yes. That is one of the designs I have in mind. It will also allow
things like tests depending on the executables they run. The reason
things are not done that way now is historical. Nothing is finalized,


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