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Re: Testsuite breakages on Cygwin
- From: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Daniel Santos <daniel dot santos at pobox dot com>
- Cc: gcc <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Mike Stump <mikestump at comcast dot net>, Rainer Orth <ro at CeBiTec dot Uni-Bielefeld dot DE>, Kai Tietz <ktietz at redhat dot com>, Dave Korn <dave dot korn dot cygwin at gmail dot com>, JonY <10walls at gmail dot com>
- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:23:23 +0000
- Subject: Re: Testsuite breakages on Cygwin
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On Fri, 10 Mar 2017, Daniel Santos wrote:
> 3. Wouldn't it be better to move this logic up into DejaGnu and restrict gcc
> to using a black-box interface for modifying the environment?
GCC is meant to work with a wide range of different DejaGnu versions.
There would be a long gap between adding board-file interfaces for
controlling library paths - because that's the right level, interfaces
that a board file can define alongside open, close, load, exec, spawn,
etc. - and being able to assume they are available. Of course you might
try to arrange things so that existing board files not defining such
interfaces continue to work (most custom board files are likely to be for
bare metal where shared libraries don't exist) and so that GCC continues
to work with versions of DejaGnu without such interfaces.
Finding shared libraries is generally simpler with installed testing, in
that it becomes the responsibility of the board file, site.exp and the
rest of the user-provided test environment to arrange for shared libraries
to be in locations where they are found automatically.
Joseph S. Myers