[webkit-dev] any opposition to enabling reftests by default?

Simon Fraser simon.fraser at apple.com
Tue Nov 1 16:41:46 PDT 2011

On Nov 1, 2011, at 4:33 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:

> As it is, we only run reftests if you run with --pixel. Is anyone opposed to running them even if you don't pass --pixel. It's a bit weird because they do ultimately compare images, but they don't have most of the problems that cause ports to not run pixel tests by default.
> Notably, it was confusing to me: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71158. In that case, we could also just print an error if you manually run a reftest without --pixel, but it would be great for the project if all ports ran reftests by default.

What does this imply? Does enabling reftests turn on some new set of tests, does it change the way we run some existing set of tests, or does it add additional steps to an existing set of tests? What kind of new failures should we expect?


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