[cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] a proposed script to help with test-suite programs that output _lots_ of FP numbers

Sebastian Pop via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Sep 29 14:26:23 PDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 29 September 2016 at 19:21, Sebastian Pop <sebpop.llvm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Cumulating errors is a bad idea.
>> As others have suggested, please prepare a patch that disables
>> fp-contract on those testcases.
> No, please, let's not disable things just because they fail.
> If the test is not meaningful or if the results are not good, let's
> just change the test in a meaningful way that can work with any FP
> optimisation without changing meaning.
> If it does change meaning, it's a bug and we *want* to catch.

These tests are checking the results against a "golden file" output
computed with fp-contract=off.
IMHO the most sensible solution is to continue checking those tests
with the same flag
as at the time when the reference output has been recorded.


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