Boost Testing :
Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Result masking behaviour for libraries marked"unusable"
From: Hubert Tong (hstong_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-02 10:12:22
We have a locally tested patch ready which shows the percentage passing for
libraries which are marked unusable and also the percentage failing for
My colleague will be sending it shortly.
-- Hubert Tong
Hubert S. K. Tong
IBM Canada Ltd.
8200 Warden Avenue
Markham, Ontario L6G 1C7
From: "John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]>
To: "Running Boost regression tests"
Date: 22-08-2013 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Result masking behaviour for libraries
Sent by: "Boost-Testing" <boost-testing-bounces_at_[hidden]>
> I am running the AIX tester and have upgraded to version 126.96.36.199 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
> 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
> For example, the geometry/extensions tests all pass on the test results
> 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
> functionality tied to buffer_inserter.hpp, they are currently impeded
> 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
actual results would make sense.
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