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Re: GCC testsuite maintenance (was: [PATCH] Fix OpenACC vector_length parsing in fortran)


On Fri, 15 Jul 2016, Thomas Schwinge wrote:

> > No, we want to have as little churn as possible in existing tests, the
> > general policy is to add new tests (not just for OpenACC/OpenMP, but for
> > all functionality).
> 
> Hmm, that's something I had not been aware of, and I can't find this
> covered in the documentation.  So, you're basically saying that files in
> the testsuite are write-once, and should not be maintained aside from
> fixing errors, adjusting due to optimization changes, or due to changed
> diagnostics, and the like?  (Of course, I do agree that we shouldn't

Yes, that's my view.  It makes it easier to distinguish regressions from 
new tests that fail (on some platforms) if what a test tests doesn't 
change unnecessarily.

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com


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