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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-29 09:52:55

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 9:41 AM, troy d. straszheim <troy_at_[hidden]>

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> troy d. straszheim wrote:
>> The test that causes this is just a program with a main() routine... It
>>> seems like it should use boost.test, and boost.test should be
>>> responsible for making these dialog-suppressing calls. (Does that sound
>>> like it makes sense?)
>> 1. I'm reluctant to recommend that any program use Boost.Test until its
>> documentation is made to correspond to its actual interface.
>> 2. You'd better ask Gennadiy what makes sense for Boost.Test; I don't
>> understand the rationale by which it gets developed
>> 3. Maybe we could have an option in boost/detail/lightweight_test, or
>> simply a separate header called boost/detail/regression.hpp that
>> includes something that does this. Maybe the old
>> "dynamically-initialized static member of a template" trick makes sense
>> here.
> Roger that, skipping to #3...

Before inventing something new, why not ask the Boost.Build folks how they
suppress unwanted pop ups during Boost regression tests. They went through
the exact same sequence you are now repeating; first a lot of popups
occurred, then a few, then a few that closed automatically after some time,
and finally none at all. That's regardless of whether the test involved is
running under Boost.Test or not.

Also, are you aware Boost.Test already has the equivalent of
"lightweight_test"? See trunk\boost\test\minimal.hpp. If minimal.hpp is
missing something, shouldn't the missing feature be added there rather
inventing a whole new kind of lightweight test?


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