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

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Thu May 17 15:41:18 PDT 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> Perhaps we can address these two problems using some tools. e.g. I don't
> > care about the format of test_expectations.txt at all if there was a GUI
> > tool that lets me add/edit entries easily without ever having to look at
> raw
> > files. Similarly, people who are advocating to keep the current syntax
> may
> > not mind changing the format in the repository if there were a way to
> view
> > the file using the current format for easier readability.
> Sure. Perhaps it would be more useful to spend time working on adding
> suppression support to garden-o-matic and getting other ports to use
> that instead of worrying about hand-editing files.

FWIW, adding support for this to garden-o-matic is almost entirely a matter
of coming up with the right UI. When you rebaseline expected failures, we
already automatically update the test_expectations.txt entries for that
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