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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu May 17 11:07:44 PDT 2012

On May 17, 2012, at 9:26 AM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov at chromium.org> wrote:

> Maybe it's the Stockholm syndrome talking, but I actually quite like
> the clear delineation between test modifiers and test expectations. My
> intuitive reaction to the attempts to bunch them all together is that
> it will make both writing and reading of a test expectation harder.
> Having them on either side of the test file also helps, since the test
> file functions as a natural delimiter. I certainly don't want to be
> trying to recall who's-on-firsts of modifiers and expectations, if
> they are on the same side of the file.
> Sure, there are some bugs in existing formats (like SLOW being a
> modifier), but can we just fix those and avoid boiling the ocean? :)

To me, it seems like all the current "modifiers" except for the platform limitations are actually expected outcomes.


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