Ticket #1900 (closed bug: fixed)
Change names of 'make' coverage targets
|Reported by:||jkeenan||Owned by:||jkeenan|
In the course of work on TT #1893, it was suggested that we change the name of make cover to make fullcover and the name of make quickcover to make cover. This suggestion was based on the observation that the scope of tests run in the current cover is much closer to that of the current make fulltest than it is to the current make test. make quickcover, in contrast, runs a set of tests which is actually a subset of those run by the current make test.
Moreover, the current make cover, like make fulltest, takes a long time to run. In order to make coverage analysis less onerous -- particularly for the Google Code-In participants who are focusing on boosting test coverage -- it would be better to have make quickcover be our default coverage tool for PMC and C code.
Hence, we should convert as follows:
make cover --> make fullcover # and when that is done ... make quickover --> make cover
This task could be handled by a GCI participant. (I or someone else can mentor.) Most of the work will be done in config/gen/makefiles/root.in. My hunch is that many of our intermediate coverage-related make targets will not need renaming -- but that's just a hunch. You should probably first convert make cover to make fullcover, then verify that that DWIMs, and only then change make quickcover to `make cover' (and verify that as well).
Further hunch: If you grep the repository for 'quickcover', you will probably find all the files containing documentation about cover or quickcover. These are likely to include, but not be limited to:
Configure.pl docs/dev/coverage.pod config/auto/coverage.pm t/steps/auto/coverage-01.t
Thank you very much.