[llvm-dev] RFC: FileCheck Enhancements

Ehsan Amiri via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu May 26 07:38:38 PDT 2016

On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Ehsan Amiri <ehsanamiri at gmail.com> wrote:

> 7.       Wildcard for prefixes - If some statements should be checked
> regardless prefix, it should be used //{{*}}, //{{*}}-NEXT, //{{*}}-SAME
> and etc.
>> 8.       Prefix with regular expressions - If statement should be
>> checked if prefix matches some regular expression, it should be used
>> {{regex}}:, {{regex}}-NEXT  and etc.
> I, too, think wildcard and regular expression for prefixes will make it
> hard to read the test files. Currently I can highlight the prefix and focus
> on a specific test, *but that won't be possible when these features are
> used*. I prefer an easy to read but long test file to a hard to read but
> compact one.

Technically that will be possible, but it will be time consuming to figure
out which regular expressions should be highlighted, probability of mistake
will be higher, etc.
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