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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Result masking behaviour for libraries marked"unusable"
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-22 11:49:49

> I am running the AIX tester and have upgraded to version of the
> IBM compiler.
> I believe that the current treatment of libraries marked unusable,
> especially when the tests are mostly passing, is unhelpful both for myself
> and to the community.
> Since the results are masked out of the status page, how are people
> supposed to gauge for themselves whether or not the library is usable for
> them?
> For example, the geometry/extensions tests all pass on the test results
> for
> the AIX runner except for issues with buffer_inserter.hpp.
> If a user wanted to use geometry/extensions and did not have a need for
> the
> functionality tied to buffer_inserter.hpp, they are currently impeded from
> finding the actual status.

I think it's a good point - as library authors we have no way of knowing
when a compiler will jump from "unsupportable" to "compliant" so showing the
actual results would make sense.


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