[webkit-dev] Should we support multiple bug URLs in TestExpectations?

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Thu Sep 13 12:42:24 PDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> This discussion came out of https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96569.
> Should we allow URLs other than webkit.org/b/ to be used in
> TestExpectations?
> I vote for yes, and in fact, adding new URLs should be easy. What do you
> guys think?

What I wrote in that bug thread ... I think it's actually kind of lame
that we reference bugs tracked anywhere other than webkit.org (and
chromium currently does a lot of this). I also don't think there's a
very large list of places we would want to look and so there's no need
to make it easy to add new ones.

For what it's worth, there is also an advantage to having a
programmatically grokkable list, rather than allowing free-form URLs,
since it makes it easier to write tools that extract the bug numbers
from the URL and/or scrape or join against data in the bug databases
(both of which I've done in the past).

That said, I'll implement whatever there is a consensus for; I don't
feel that strongly about this one way or another.

-- Dirk

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