[llvm-dev] RFC: FileCheck Enhancements

Elena Lepilkina via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu May 26 07:43:13 PDT 2016

Okay, if this feature is undesirable by most of people, I can change published patch by removing this feature. But I would like to know opinion of people developing FileCheck before.


From: Ehsan Amiri [mailto:ehsanamiri at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:35 PM
To: Elena Lepilkina <Elena.Lepilkina at synopsys.com>
Cc: llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
Subject: Re: [llvm-dev] RFC: FileCheck Enhancements

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.

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