testsuite oddity

Jeffrey A Law law@cygnus.com
Wed Nov 25 00:01:00 GMT 1998

  In message < 199811241345.OAA08042@quatramaran.ens.fr >you write:
  > There is an annoying `feature' of the testsuite. If by any chance you get
  > a regression in the libio/libstdc++ tests, the corresponding call to runtes t
  > actually returns an error...  this does stop a make check dead in its tracks.
  > It might be a good idea to change that: a make check is the kind of things
  > you start before going to bed on some machines, and you expect to read the
  > report in the morning.
  > Maybe the regressions are trivial and should be  fixed before going on,
  > but then maybe they're not, and the person running the test is just trying
  > to send regular reports to this list... this might discourage him.
Yea.  The gcc dir works in the manner you suggest for precisely the same
reason.  It's a bug that the libio/libstdc++ library testsuites do not.  I'll
install your patch in a few minutes.


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