RFC: conditionalize tests on presence of new ndbm methods

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Tue Jul 30 06:05:48 UTC 2019

On 30/07/2019 00:53, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Personally, I would rather allow them and put a time limit on their 
> lifespan. 3-6 months
> perhaps. Keeping git bisect working and avoiding forcing everyone to do 
> a tool update
> are big positives but we need a way to timeout the code.
> I would be willing to annotate them with something that we could search 
> on with a
> date included like "TOOL CONDITIONAL 2019-07-28" so it would be easy to
> automate looking for them and pinging us.

Yes, some sort of a best before date for Newlib feature detection stuff 
in configure.ac would be nice. I would make it at least six months. 
Sometimes we have to force tool updates. If this happens, we can wipe 
out all the tests at once.

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