[LLVMdev] Validating LLVM

Devang Patel dpatel at apple.com
Wed Nov 12 09:54:39 PST 2008

On Nov 11, 2008, at 10:33 PM, Bill Wendling wrote:

> * Regression Tests - This catches obvious errors, but not major ones.
> * Full Bootstrap of LLVM-GCC - LLVM-GCC is a complex program. It's our
> second indication if something has gone horribly awry.
> * Nightly Testsuite - A very good suite of tests; much more extensive
> than a simple bootstrap.
> * LLVM-GCC Testsuite - Many thousands of great tests to test the many
> facets of the compiler. WAY too few people run these.

I'd add one more item here,

* Nightly Testsuite run using llvm-gcc built llvm! If, LLVM-GCC is a  
complex C program then LLVM is a complex C++ program whose correctness  
can be validated using such test suite runs.

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