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Re: dejagnu(1) multi-launcher and dejagnu-report-card

From: Ben Elliston
Subject: Re: dejagnu(1) multi-launcher and dejagnu-report-card
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:45:00 +1100
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On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 09:49:39PM -0600, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:

> Part of the problem is that "right language for the job" is somewhat
> dependent on the size of the workload.  For small testsuites, even
> the shell version performs well, but the advantages AWK holds over
> Tcl seem to increase with the number of tests in the suite.

Sure, but the implementation that scales well (eg, AWK) is likely to
be satisfactory on very small workloads as well.  You just need to
decide if it's worth the headache of having multiple implementations
to maintain versus just requiring another prerequisite package.
Personally, I favour the latter.


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