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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-30 02:54:20

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Thu Mar 29 2007, Martin Wille <> wrote:
>> IF all developers tell the testers about removed or renamed tests AND IF
>> the incremental testers then remove the old results then that doesn't
>> happen.
>> We could discuss adding formal support for that communication to
>> Boost.Build. However, I currently see this problem as behaviour-related
>> or knowledge-related, not as tool-related.
> If the reporting tools aren't removing the tests from the tables, they
> should be, and it's a tool issue... but I don't think the answer is to
> ban incremental testing.

IMHO, fighting against invalid data is better to do early in a tool
chain. As it is now, we can easily spot who needs to fix something for
his incremental tests (such a fix can reduce the time for test cycles,
e.g. if a large number of tests get renamed; we had that case already).


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