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Re: master 262d0c6: Mark some tests as expensive

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: master 262d0c6: Mark some tests as expensive
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:21:42 -0400
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> Having people do "make check" as a matter of routine, and running 97% of
> the tests is, in my opinion, better than people doing a "make check"
> seldom, but running 98% of the tests.
> Where the cutoff is a matter of balance, yes, but I think a test that
> takes a second is way too slow to be run in the routine case.

FWIW, I think The Right Solution is to label each test with its "cost"
(which could be auto-computed by a script that runs those tests to
measure that cost).  Then we can provide a command to run all tests
cheaper than X, and the end-user gets to decide where is "the cutoff" in
his balance.


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