[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] D24591: [LIT] First pass of LLDB LIT support

Jason Molenda via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Sep 14 16:28:30 PDT 2016

I have to concur with Jim's point -- writing & maintaining the gdb testsuite for years, which was based on commands & expected output like these lit tests, was a huge drag on everyone's productivity as the debugger changed over time.  This style of test looks wonderfully easy to read & write & debug, but that's only if you ignore long-term maintainability, then you quickly find that it was a huge mistake.  I have nothing against lit, this is a very nice way of writing commands & expected output tests, but having lived through the consequences of that style testsuite, I couldn't imagine making that choice again, especially when we've avoided it so far.  It's a bit more work to read & write & debug the SB API testsuites that we have today, but it's vastly more maintainable long-term.

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