Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> We've had ecpg regression tests being doing by the buildfarm for a
> while, but they are not enabled for MSVC. Also, buildfarm has never
> supported doing MBCS regression tests. In both cases the regression
> tests are driven by Unix shell scripts, and in the MBCS case at least,
> the script would need plenty of love before it would be suitable for the
> buildfarm even on Unix.
> Back when we were thinking of supporting MSVC builds, we thought that
> everything would need to be a C program, and so we rewrote the main
> regression script in C, for example. However, now we have a build system
> for MSVC we can see that its main infrastructure is in fact perl, so I
> think what we need to do is to convert the MBCS and ECPG regression
> drivers to perl rather than C - which should be far, far  simpler task.
> I'm going to try to get these done and supported by the buildfarm by the
> time we get to Beta.

I don't think it's essential, but one of the other reasons Magnus and I
discussed for rewriting the regression tests in C was that we could
include it in the future with the installer as a platform/installation
confidence test.

Regards, Dave.

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