C++ tests (1/2)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.com
Fri Nov 15 11:13:13 CST 2002

Patrik Stridvall <ps at leissner.se> writes:

> So my questions to you:
> 1. Should we support the C++ only features meantion above?
> 2. If yes, should we just include it in the tree without tests
>    and just hope it works or should we have C++ tests for them?

When someone has an app that requires these features they can
implement them, and test them by building their app. Or we can
implement them and write a small test program to test them once. No
need to build a new test environment for such uncommon features.

> I see no relevent comparsion between them:
> 1. C++ is actually used by the Microsoft SDK. Perl is not. 
> 2. The Perl framework was big and required generated modules. 
>    The C++ framework is very small and uses the Wine header files
>    as they are (or should be in order to be Microsoft compatiable)

The issue is not really the size of the framework, it's the extra
dependencies. It would require everybody who wants to run tests to
have a working, compatible C++ installation; given the various levels
of brokenness of existing g++ versions that's far from trivial.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.com

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