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

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu May 17 14:29:39 PDT 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
>>> Oh, I supposed I misread Peter's earlier email as being opposed to this.
>>> But, I for one am opposed to it. I find the jumble of modifiers in the
>>> second set of lines here much harder to quickly parse than the groupings in
>>> the first set of lines.
>> I don't think anyone else has opposed, and this has been complaints from
>> many people who have complained about the current syntax (See Darin & Ben's
>> responses earlier in the thread). Given that, I don't see how we can
>> rationalize to keep the delimiters if our goal is to accommodate their
>> needs.
> I would like for us to move forward on the subset of things we can all
> agree on so that we can focus the rest of the bikeshedding on a smaller
> number of issues.

But then we won't be solving the problem that some people find the current
syntax confusing.

Replacing BUGCR12345/BUGWK12345 by URLs sound like a good idea. Moving
SKIP/WONTFIX after test names also sound like a good idea. However, they
aren't things people have complained about. On the other hand, people have,
and repeatedly have, complained about delimiters on mailing lists and at
the contributors' meeting.

- Ryosuke
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