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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-05 20:19:58


On Sep 4, 2007, at 1:33 PM, Ethan Mallove wrote:

>>> So if I have the following line in my [Test build: intel]
>>> section, MTT will now build and run the Intel tests *twice*?
>>> Once with compiler-A and once with compiler-B?
>>>
>>> setenv = &enumerate("/path/to/compiler-A", "/path/to/compiler-B")
>>
>> setenv is a bad example -- we can already take multiple values for
>> that and we do *not* create multiple runs for it. For example:
>>
>> setenv = FOO value1
>> setenv = BAR value2
>
> This ticket should be re-opened because the above case is
> not covered. I *want* to get two separate test builds if I
> give "prepend_path" a two-item list. Should we support two
> kinds of environment INI parameter assignment? One for when
> the user wants a multiplicative effect, and one for when
> they do not? E.g.,
>
> Do one test build. Prepend PATH with value1 and value2.
>
> prepend_path = <<EOT
> PATH value1
> PATH value2
> EOT
>
> Do two test builds. Prepend PATH with value1 on first
> build. Prepend PATH with value2 on second build.
>
> prepend_path = <<EOT
> &enumerate( \
> "PATH value1", \
> "PATH value2" \
> )
> EOT
>
> So scalar context means do not mulitply runs, and list
> context means multiply.

I might be convinced that this is ok, but you'll need to run it by
all users to make sure that they're not already using the moral
equivalent of the second form (i.e., two setenv's).

-- 
Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems