[Libreoffice-qa] [Libreoffice] gravity of raised assertions?
tenger at iseries-guru.com
Wed Nov 2 06:13:46 PDT 2011
My cross-posting to dev and qa lists is deliberate; if you
find that it is the wrong thing to do, I shall have to
On the dev list,
On Mon, 2011-10-31 at 10:31 -0400, Terrence Enger wrote:
> There has been a lot of discussion in the past about raised
> assertions and how seriously they should be treated. Is
> there a current concensus?
> I raise the question again for no better reason than that
> even a newbie like me can see a raised assertion and collect
> a backtrace. Guidance welcome.
And on the dev list,
On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 10:12 -0700, julien2412 wrote:
> I know that it comes from Apache but what about
> http://logging.apache.org/log4cxx/ ?
> log4j is quite used in Java world, I don't know the state of log4cxx
> could help.
Oh my, what a lot of different dimensions there are to this
question! I was hoping that a consensus had formed since
the last time I asked the question, but that hope seems to
Thoughts arising ...
(*) We are *far* away from a code contribution. (Sorry,
Stephan. I had a couple of raised assertions "in hand"
when I asked, and I thought I might be able to clarify
the conditions leading to one of them. After your
answer Monday, I was not able to make them happen
again under gdb. Sigh.) So, it would be good to move
the discussion elsewhere. Perhaps ...
- A wiki page. Is there an obvious place to put one?
But considering how far we are moving from the
existing code, perhaps a personal page would be
better. I *think* I am allowed to create one.
- The qa list. I assume, subject to correction, that
assertions are mostly for the benefit of quality
(*) There is an ongoing discussion
on the qa lilst about automated testing of LibreOffice.
(Thirty-nine messages so far. Again, I thought I was
asking a small, modest question.) Making either
detection or diagnosis of problems either faster or more
effective would justify a lot of effort. Is there any
place outside of automated testing that would make the
Thank you for your attention,
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