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Re: Testing a new compiler with Automake "simple tests"

From: Roberto Bagnara
Subject: Re: Testing a new compiler with Automake "simple tests"
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:53:27 +0200
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On 08/17/10 14:26, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
Obviously you're right, sorry for not thinking this through.
If every test program is built from a single `.c' file, what
about using this instead:
   $(TESTS:=.o) your-special-purpose-compiler
It should also be portable make AFAIK.


$(TESTS_OBJS): my-special-purpose-compiler

Yes, this works.  Sorry for not having looked at the manual
carefully enough (not that I did not try).
Well, I think it's not your fault: that option should be at least
mentioned in the "Dependency Tracking" section.  This can probably be
seen as a documentation bug.  Maybe I'll attempt a patch later or

Yes, that would be a definite improvement.
Thanks again,


Prof. Roberto Bagnara
Applied Formal Methods Laboratory
Department of Mathematics, University of Parma, Italy

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