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Re: Installation proposal


On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 08:03:05PM +0100, Laurent Guerby wrote:
> Mark Mitchell wrote:
> 
> >What's good about this?
> >
> >1. The testing we do is much more like the testing the user will do.
> >
> >  In particular, to test, say, g++, we would just run
> >  "install/bin/g++", not "g++ -B... -nostdinc++ -I..."
> 
> Testing anything but the installed compiler is a mistake, the testsuite
> should be completely separated from the build process, and running
> the test suite should take place after the install step IMHO.

But you want to be able to test the compiler *before* you install it,
don't you?

zw


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