[foreign] Running tests on Windows

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Thu Sep 20 18:47:52 UTC 2018

On 2018-09-20 17:04, Henry Jen wrote:
>> On Sep 20, 2018, at 1:44 AM, Maurizio Cimadamore <maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com> wrote:
>> FTR, as I'm looking at other configure files, I've seen
>>   "xwindows" used not “xmicrosoft"
> windows is platform, microsoft is toolchain last time I check.
In general, we try to decide if we're doing a certain thing because 
we're running on Windows as OS, or using the Microsoft toolchain to 
compile. At times, it's hard to tell the difference, not at least since 
we only support a single toolchain on Windows. :-) Also, some old code 
written before the toolchain concept was available for testing might 
test for Windows when the Microsoft toolchain was what really should 
have been tested. (Such code should really be updated.)

In general, when dealing with compilation flags etc, it's more likely 
that you should test for "microsoft" as toolchain than "windows" as os. 
(I'm just talking generally here; I have not yet had time to study the 
code in question.)


> Cheers,
> Henry

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