[LLVMdev] NewNightlyTester.pl: split into phases?

Devang Patel dpatel at apple.com
Tue Mar 11 09:44:06 PDT 2008

On Mar 11, 2008, at 8:14 AM, Joachim Durchholz wrote:

> Am Samstag, den 08.03.2008, 14:02 -0800 schrieb Tanya Lattner:
>> - ability to check out llvm-gcc or update llvm-gcc and build it  
>> before
>> running tests.
> This seems to be a bit more complicated than I thought. There are
> variations in the build process depending on whether it's a Darwin
> system or not, installed gcc version, and presence or absence of
> multilib extensions. I'm not sure that a simple-minded script can
> reliably detect all the differences.

IIUC, all target specific variations are in llvm-gcc configure  
options. In the beginning it is OK to let user specify llvm-gcc  
configure options.

> The alternative would be options and letting the user configure.
> Writing a script would be a difficult task, since it would have to be
> tested on as many architectures and configurations as possible, with  
> the
> developer having to rely on error reports to fix things (difficult,  
> lots
> of work, slow progress).
> Options, on the other hand, would tend to perpetuate current entry
> barriers.
> I'm not too happy about either option, but probably a choice must be
> made.
> Which shall it be?
>> In addition to using a prebuilt binary.
> This would be simple, of course.
> Regards,
> Jo
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