[llvm-dev] Is ist a good idea to use lit and other test tools for non llvm projects?
whitequark via llvm-dev
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Thu Jan 24 12:20:38 PST 2019
On 2019-01-24 20:17, David Greene via llvm-dev wrote:
> alexp via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:
>> I have a project which uses llvm, but is (at least not yet) a
>> contribution / not in the source tree of llvm.
>> Is it a good idea (e.g. instead of using boost test framework) to use
>> the llvm testsuite related tools in this case?
> That probably depends on the project, but I've long wished LLVM's
> testing tools were available outside of LLVM, packaged up separately so
> they could be more widely used. They're great tools!
lit is, in fact, packaged separately--it is available on PyPI.
FileCheck isn't; there is a similar tool on PyPI, called OutputCheck,
which I have used extensively for similar jobs (matching compiler IR)
I like it much less than FileCheck.
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