[LLVMdev] windows testing etc

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Sat Oct 11 21:08:21 PDT 2008

On Oct 11, 2008, at 8:41 PM, OvermindDL1 wrote:

>> If you were interested in working on this project, it seems that the
>> place to start is not by adding new crazy sorts of API tests for
>> LLVM.  It would be a better use of your time to take what we already
>> have and make it work (with one of your proposals) on windows.  When
>> the infrastructure is set up, others could add tests in areas that
>> they are knowledgeable about.
> I am not sure how well the current tests could be ported though, they
> are very gcc-centric, as in compile with llvm-gcc and execute what
> llvm-gcc compiled, not very useful as an api test.  I have not really
> looked much into the current test setup once I noticed how useless it
> was for me, but is there a certain part of it that does not touch gcc
> type things, that literally just tests llvm directly without any
> middle stuff like llvm-gcc?  If so, I could probably work on getting
> that into a more unified framework...

Are you talking about the test-suite SVN module?  If so, I agree with  
you.  It seems much more useful to start with the llvm/test  
subdirectory of unit tests.  Those mostly don't depend on llvm-gcc and  
the few ones that do should be moved elsewhere anyway.


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