[webkit-dev] Does NRWT let you indicate that a test should fail with a particular failure diff?

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Jul 6 03:19:30 PDT 2011

On Jul 5, 2011, at 4:51 PM, Dirk Pranke wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
>> We could simplify the syntax somewhat to not require the "= PASS" at the
>> end. We could also change the bug format to be actual links instead (e.g.
>> webkit.org/b/12345 and crbug.com/12345).
>> webkit.org/b/12345 : fast/canvas/canvastest.html
>> You can also list multiple bug per line:
>> webkit.org/b/12345 webkit.org/b/33333 : fast/canvas/canvasttest.html
>> That seem OK?

I like the idea of using links for bugs. Then it's easy to look it up without having to manually translate it. You could even go nuts and include the http://.

> I'm not so much a fan of this change. It's more typing and I'm not
> sure if it makes anything much easier for the user (maybe viewing in a
> text editor that will automatically hyperlink the text, I guess).

Using a bug URL should in theory require no typing, you just cut and paste it. Unfortunately the default display URL for bugs is longer than the format above (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12345 instead of http://webkit.org/b/12345) but I am sure we could fix that if we cared to.

And yes, it's easier on the reader, because you can just cut & paste the bug URL instead of having to convert BUGWK12345 into something usable, even if not using a text editor that highlights links. And you can paste it into IRC or an email and it is usable to your reader, again without having to translate.


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