[webkit-dev] Simplifying syntax in test_expectations.txt (bug 86691)

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed May 16 22:30:05 PDT 2012

On May 16, 2012, at 9:08 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> There has been some complaints / discussions about how syntax in test_expectations.txt is confusing (and I agree with you) on webkit-dev and at contributors' meeting.
> So I have a patch on https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86691 to simplify syntax in test_expectation.txt as follows:
> Bug modififers are bug numebr themselves for WebKit and URLs for non-WebKit bugs
> e.g. 12345 and crbug.com/12345 instead of BUGWK12345 and BUGCR12345 respectively
I think I might prefer webkit.org/b/12345 - it's a bit less concise but the meaning is more contextually obvious and you can cut and paste it into a browser address field to follow the link, rather than having to know what site to enter it into.
> : and = delimiters are no longer needed
> All modifiers and expectations show before test name
> e.g. 12345 WIN MAC TEXT IMAGE test.html instead of BUGWK12345 WIN MAC : test.html = TEXT IMAGE
Would it be possible to also change the modifiers to lower case or mixed case? All-caps is hard to type and uncomfortable to read. As for where the modifiers go, was there a logical basis for the previous separation into two groups? Would we be losing something by doing that?


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