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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] best way to mark up test that only pass with C++0x
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-25 21:42:17

On 9/25/2011 6:01 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
> On 9/25/2011 3:15 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:
>> I'm going to be adding tests that rely on 0x features. These tests will
>> fail on non-0x compilers. What's the best way to handle this?
>> I don't want to no-op the tests because then they'll appear to be
>> passing in the grid. But there doesn't seems to be a way to say, "I want
>> to mark these tests as "expected fail" except on 0x toolsets. I can't
>> even reliably look for "_0x" in the toolset name because (for example)
>> the tests should pass on msvc-10.0, which has no "_0x" in the name.
>> Do I need to exhaustively list each and every toolset for which the
>> failure is expected (which would be almost all of them)?
> Doesn't seem that bad to just mark them all, generically, as "expected
> fail". As it just means that on the c++11 compilers you'll get an
> "unexpected success", hence still a success, and the rest will just get
> ignored.

OK, I'll do that.

I imagine this issue will be cropping up quite a bit in the future. It
would be nice to have a better solution. Thoughts? Ideally, we'd have it
integrated with Boost.Config somehow, so that I could mark a test as
instance. Is this possible?

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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