[petsc-dev] every test example runs in a new directory with new test harness

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Feb 9 21:07:42 CST 2017

> On Feb 9, 2017, at 7:26 PM, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 7:06 PM, Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:
> Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> writes:
> > So I need to check in this checkpoint file in order to test reading it in,
> > and also the diffing? I am not sure I like that better.
> > Shouldn't we design our test system to do this simple thing, rather than
> > clutter our repository for all time?
> Shouldn't we do the stronger test that guarantees the file format does
> not silently change?
> I don't think an undocumented format is as much of a consideration as keeping

  Why are you using an undocumented format? Doesn't seem such a good idea.

> the repo clean.
>    Matt
> -- 
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> -- Norbert Wiener

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