[cfe-dev] Paragraph numbers in C++ tests
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Tue Apr 30 08:12:11 PDT 2019
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> From: cfe-dev [mailto:cfe-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org] On Behalf Of Bruno
> Ricci via cfe-dev
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> Subject: Re: [cfe-dev] Paragraph numbers in C++ tests
> On 29/04/2019 19:33, David Blaikie wrote:
> > Even if they're updated to reflect current paragraph numbers, they'd
> > still fall into disrepair in future standards & be hard to know which
> > version they applied to. So I'd support adding C++ version numbers to
> > them. At least on principle - but the reality/situations they're used
> > in might make that awkward/problematic, I don't know.
> I was thinking about the naming of tests for sections of the C++ standard.
> For example the tests for [namespace.udecl] are:
> I think that naming the tests pn-cxxmm.cpp to mean, "paragraph pn of
> is reasonable, with the understanding that naming a test p3-cxx17.cpp does
> mean that the corresponding rule is specific to C++17, just that it was
> against C++17.
The real issue is, "p3" in C++11 might be renumbered "p4" in C++14
and "p5" in C++17 and ... so what does "p3.cpp" actually test?
You can't tell just from the name of the file because the name's
meaning is context-sensitive.
Intuitively I'd think "p3-cxx11.cpp" means "tests p3 as it existed in
the C++11 standard" and whether that paragraph is still p3 in later
editions is an exercise for the reader.
I recommend, give up on naming tests after paragraph numbers, because
they aren't actually meaningful.
> > On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 7:28 AM Bruno Ricci via cfe-dev
> > <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> An annoying part of writing tests for C++ is that the paragraph numbers
> are not
> >> stable between versions of the standard. Is there an accepted way to
> deal with
> >> this issue ? I can imagine several ways to deal with this:
> >> - Rename the tests so that they match the latest standard/draft.
> >> - Add a suffix/prefix with the version for the paragraph number.
> >> - ... ?
> >> Bruno
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