[LLVMbugs] [Bug 5029] New: tests should not use source code as input

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Tue Sep 22 10:21:03 PDT 2009


           Summary: tests should not use source code as input
           Product: Test Suite
           Version: trunk
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Nightly Tester
        AssignedTo: unassignedbugs at nondot.org
        ReportedBy: daniel at zuster.org
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu

Tests in the nightly test suite which need some input file for the test should
*not* use their own source code.
  1. If the test needs to be updated this introduces another variable into the
  2. If the test is being miscompiled its possible that editing the source (for
debugging) will then mask the bug, but only because the source itself is the

We could have a standard set of small/medium/large inputs for the programs
which take some arbitrary input, but don't care what it is.

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