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

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Thu May 17 11:08:51 PDT 2012

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

> I actually quite like
> the clear delineation between test modifiers and test expectations.

Me too.  Please please please leave them on opposite sides.  All these
proposals that try to put them both before the test name are much harder
for me to understand.  Even dropping the all-caps format for keywords is a
loss for me as this differentiation makes it easier for me to scan the line
and distinguish the three important pieces of a line: what, where, and how.

I find most of the changes that have been proposed so far to be a
significant decrease in clarity, except for the idea to change BUGXX###
into links (for all bug trackers, not just non-WebKit ones), which I think
would be fine; and the idea of moving SLOW, SKIP, and WONTFIX from the left
side to the right, as these seem more like "expectations about how the test
will run" than "platforms on which the test fails".

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