[lldb-dev] LLDB Evolution

Chris Lattner via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Aug 10 22:39:33 PDT 2016

On Aug 9, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Zachary Turner via lldb-dev <lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> #2 could potentially be improved by lit style tests.  

+1 to this.

> Again, the real question is just how much effort are we actually prepared to put into this?  I'd love it if there were entire days or weeks that were just testing weeks, where all we did was add new tests (or refactor code to make it more testable) and people didn't work on anything else.  I've been inactive for a while because I've had to prioritize work on some things in LLVM, but I could make time for something like that.

I think it makes sense to start with the big mechanical changes and try to do it in a single “change the world” commit to avoid disrupting version control history too much.  After that is done, the many various refactorings (fixing dependence cycles, improving the testing situation to be more lit like, sinking functionality into LLVM and reusing existing LLVM functionality more, etc) can all be done in parallel and independently over time.


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