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From Andrew Black <>
Subject Re: --compat mode behavior issues
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2007 18:47:28 GMT
One probable reason is that some legacy tests (like 27_iosfile) produce 
multiple assertion totals (or are supposed to), and we want the last of 
these, rather than the first.  A second possible reason was to make the 
parsing FSM slightly simpler (though adding an additional character or 
two to the pattern shouldn't make it much more complex).  A final 
possible reason was to make the parsing faster for long output files.

--Andrew Black

Martin Sebor wrote:
> Why do we seek in compatibility mode instead of processing
> the file from top to bottom like we normally do? There could
> be any number of notes or other garbage at the end of the
> output file so seeking back is never going to be reliable.
> Martin

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