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From Mark Brown <>
Subject RE: Exec utility test group reporting
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2007 03:45:32 GMT
Hi Andrew,

I found myself needing documentation for the test driver in the past. Since  you mentioned
Doxygen comments in the exec utility, I'm wondering if there is generated documentation available
somewhere that I don't know about. Could you point me in the right direction?

Many thanks!
-- Mark

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 11:48:26 -0600
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> Subject: Exec utility test group reporting
> Greetings all.
> Attached is a patch that aims to add some logic to the exec utility to
> report the type of executable being processed.  Part of the purpose of
> this change is to assist in making the result parsing more robust.
> I am not particularly satisfied with this change for a couple reasons.
> One is because the doxygen comments are getting out of date, and need to
> be gone over.  The second is the way data is passed from cmdopt.cpp to
> display.cpp.  The current method used is to overload the target_opts
> struct to include the new parameter, but this feels like the wrong way
> to do things.  This method was chosen because the verbose flag is
> currently included there, but the exec subsystem shouldn't care about
> either of these things.  (The verbose output mode also feels like it was
> hacked on, but that's irrelevant to this topic.)
> Does anyone have thoughts on this patch?  I should note that some
> changes to the windows infrastructure will be needed to keep the
> behavior in sync with the unix infrastructure.
> --Andrew Black

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