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  Diving into Gcc: OpenBSD and m88k
Subject:   Why?
Date:   2003-10-04 12:42:04
From:   anonymous2
It seems to me that unit tests (at varying optimization levels) would have caught these architecture problems earlier. This is certainly something that can be crafted and automated. Also, as a result of the m88k breakage, have regression tests been added to the core gcc sources?
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  • Why?
    2003-10-05 11:20:23  anonymous2 [View]

    Gcc has its own regression testsuite, however running it is not automated (because it requires dejagnu and tcl, to begin with). So it's useless unless someone tries it...

    As most of the bugs I had to fix either did not occur under gcc 2.8 and earlier, or were too subtle to be caught by the testsuite, they went unnoticed. And I would not be surprised that nobody took the time to run the testsuite on an m88k system.

    Miod