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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] do we need a global exclude list?
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 15:42:06 GMT
karan malhi wrote:
> Could there be a switch to over-ride the global exclude list
> entry/entries? This way a module by default would use a global exclude
> list and also have the freedom to ignore it and use the module exclude
> list.

In the incoming HARMONY-57 contribution the list is 'global', but you
can override the exclusion list by specifying a replacement's location
in a java property.

In future, I see the global list as simply a dynamic amalgam of the
module lists in the target.  If we put the exclude lists in a standard
location, (in the repo and in the tests jar file(s)) then they can be
found by the test framework.

Regards,
Tim

> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> However, I did imagine that we'd give the modules a bit of freedom and
> independence for testing - a global exclude list might impact that?
> 
>>
>>
>> Stepan Mishura wrote:
>>
>>> Did anybody think of creating a 'global' (i.e. shared by all modules)
>>> exclude list or every module will have its own exclude list? Or Harmony
>>> tests will always pass and we don't need it at all :-)
>>
>>
>> That would be the goal :)
>>
>>> I see at least the following benefits of creating 'global' exclude
>>> list: all
>>> know issues are kept in one well known place (they don't spread between
>>> several private lists)
>>
>>
>> That's true, but....  I always imagined that people would be working
>> in the modules anyway, so there isn't much gain.
>>
>> also it is easier to create an exclude list for a
>>
>>> target platform, for example, linux.exclude or win.exclude.
>>
>>
>> Yes, that could be.  Interesting idea.
>>
>> However, I did imagine that we'd give the modules a bit of freedom and
>> independence for testing - a global exclude list might impact that?
>>
>> geir
>>
>>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Stepan Mishura
>>> Intel Middleware Products Division
>>>
>>
> 

-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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