[Developers] Unify screen layout of test suite results

Thomas Radke tradke at aei.mpg.de
Tue Jan 30 02:49:32 CST 2007

Erik Schnetter wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2007, at 09:48:57, Thomas Radke wrote:
>> Erik Schnetter wrote:
>>> I noticed that the test suite results are reported with an ad-hoc
>>> screen layout.  Some messages are preceded by an empty line,  others  
>>> are
>>> not; some are indented 3 characters, others about 10 characters.
>>> I would like to use a uniform format: For each file about which there
>>> is a message, indent by 3 spaces, if there is additional information
>>> about that file, indent that by 6 spaces.  Each message begins  with  
>>> the
>>> file name, followed by a colon.  Empty lines only between the   
>>> different
>>> sections.
>>> Thomas, would that break your automated report parser?
>> Not where the reports for individual testsuites are concerned; this
>> information is stored in individual files "<testsuite>.diffs" in the
>> "TEST/<configuration>/<thorn>/" subdir and is simply imported as is  into
>> the integration test output.
>> The only information which is parsed by the integration test script is
>> the one stored in "TEST/<configuration>/summary.log" from which the
>> number of available testsuites and the number of passed/failed  tests is
>> extracted.
>> So feel free to unify and beautify the testsuite script output as  you 
>> like.
> Do we require a patch for this change?

I'd say this counts as documentation, it doesn't change any 
functionality. Thus shouldn't need to go through our patch approval 

Cheers, Thomas.

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