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Re: lib/46433: tests/lib/libm/t_exp should not use exp() itself

The following reply was made to PR lib/46433; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jukka Ruohonen <>
To: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Subject: Re: lib/46433: tests/lib/libm/t_exp should not use exp() itself
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 18:57:08 +0300

 On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:47:10AM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
 > > And once again, the idea has never been to skip tests but to report these
 > > as expected failures. As a developer, you should benefit from this as you
 > > see directly whether and when a bug is fixed. Thus, this particular case
 > > still requires the MD-specific check, which points to this PR upon failure.
 > Only if the test correctly fails on bogus implementation?
 > Tests which could return false positive won't show if a bug is fixed
 > and just hide bugs.
 Obviously. No one has claimed that there wouldn't be bugs in the tests. For
 this case, there is still the twin PR lib/46434.
 But when trying to see the forest from the trees: the decision is not always
 clear particularly when emulators come to the picture. For instance, we've
 captured a fair amount of Qemu-related FP bugs. But now that these are
 counted as expected failures, we've noticed that new Qemu releases have
 fixed some of these issues; see PR misc/44767.
 And I don't particularly like the current #ifdef __vax__ madness either...
 - Jukka.

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