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Subject: [Boost-testing] depends_on question...
From: roger.wilson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2010-06-11 05:51:27

A hopefully simple question with a hopefully simple answer...

If test_suite suiteB depends_on test_suite suiteB AND I run with the command line flag --run_test=suiteB should I expect suiteB to be run or should I expect it to be skipped (which is what happens, presumably because I've instructed only suiteB to be run so suiteA cannot run and suiteB requires it to run first).

This behaviour seems a little odd to me. Surely by specifying suiteB specifically what I really mean is run suiteB and any dependencies needed (but only those needed). Perhaps an extra flag is required allowing unspecified dependencies to run or not.

Running boost 1.41 (but no changes I am aware of upto 1.43 in testing)



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