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Re: Some serious issues with the new -O option

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Some serious issues with the new -O option
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:39:13 -0400

On Tue, 2013-04-30 at 16:04 +0200, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 04/30/2013 03:37 PM, Paul Smith wrote:
> > Just to be clear, you're saying that the testsuite runs as one long
> > operation, updating one target, and the recipe invokes one test script,
> > right?
> >
> No; the testsuite runs as a recursive make invocation (yes, this is
> sadly truly needed in order to support all the features offered by the
> Automake parallel testsuite harness --- sorry), but each test script
> (and there can be hundreds of them, as is the case for GNU coreutils
> or GNU automake itself) is run as a separate target, explicit for
> tests which have no extension and pattern-based for tests that have an
> extension.

This should work very well with -Otarget then, except for the
colorization/highlighting issue... once it works as expected.  I'll look
into this issue later and I would be interested to see your experience
with it once it's resolved.

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