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Re: mark expensive tests

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: mark expensive tests
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:40:09 -0800
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John Wiegley wrote:

  1. Sanity tests just make sure that the environment works, and the whole of
     them should run in <30 seconds on typical hardware. Some shops call these
     'smoke tests'...
  2. Regular tests ..., likely <10 minutes at the most.
  3. Extensive tests ...
  4. Selective tests ...

...  'make check' should run #2,

Although that all sounds fine, if 'make check' takes 10 minutes then I likely won't run it routinely. I'm just not that patient. I suggest an easy-to-remember name for #1, 'make smoke' say, which people like me can try to run more often.

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