[lldb-dev] Auditing dotest's command line options
Zachary Turner via lldb-dev
lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Nov 20 10:37:17 PST 2015
Seems reasonable. I will make a best effort to get as many of them as I
On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM Greg Clayton <gclayton at apple.com> wrote:
> Zach, I would also like to get rid of all global variables in the process
> of this change. The history goes like this: a long time ago someone wrote
> the initial dotest.py and parsed the options manually and stored results in
> global variables. Later, someone converted the options over to use a python
> library to parse the options, but we mostly copied the options from the
> options dictionary over into the globals and still use the globals all over
> the code. It would be great if we had at most one global variable that is
> something like "g_options" and anyone that was using any global variables
> will switch over to use the "g_options.XXXX" instead. Then we don't have to
> make copies and we can let the g_options contain all settings that are
> > On Nov 18, 2015, at 2:32 PM, Zachary Turner via lldb-dev <
> lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> > I would like to do a complete audit of dotest's command line options,
> find out who's using what, and then potentially delete anything that isn't
> being used. There's a mess of command line options in use, to the point
> that it's often hard to find free letters to use for new options.
> > I created this spreadsheet with a complete list of command line options,
> their descriptions, and a place for people to enter what options they're
> using or do not want to be deleted.
> > If someone has already written YES in the box that indicates they need
> the option, please don't overwrite it. If you write YES in a box, please
> provide at least a small rationale for why this option is useful to you.
> Feel free to add additional rationale if someone has already added some
> > I'm going to have a couple days in mid-December and do this cleanup, so
> I'd like to get a solid picture of what options are not needed before
> then. After people have had some time to look over this, I'll go through
> the results and decide what to do with each one, and then send out another
> email with a proposed action column for each command line option.
> > Please do take the time to have a look at this, because any option that
> doesn't have a YES in it after a couple of weeks I'm going to assume is a
> candidate for deletion.
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