[llvm-dev] RFC: Move the test-suite LLVM project to GitHub?

Joachim Durchholz via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sat Feb 27 01:02:45 PST 2016

Am 27.02.2016 um 05:32 schrieb Sean Silva via llvm-dev:
>>> i.e. I'd like to clone the test-suite, which would get me only the
>>> infrastructure but no test to run, and then easily say: "clone these
>>> test-suite and make them available: llvm, Halide, etc." which would
>>> clone them from separate repositories. And then list the available
>>> suite and quick runs over chosen ones.
>>> Just some thoughts...
>> As a longer-term goal, this sounds really nice.
> Sounds a lot like a package manager.

That's just a small part of a package manager, namely the dependency and 
the download aspects.

Package managers also do indirect dependencies, dependencies that vary 
from version to version, and the ability to validate some downloaded 
blob against a given dependency requirement, i.e. they require a 
reliable download infrastructure, or at least a general convention how 
to find libraries and how to calculate a hash to verify that they are 
what they claim to be.

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