Fri, 14 Dec 2001 17:02:02 +0000 (GMT)
On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > I think you should shoot for more like 60 seconds. A test that
> > runs for 10 seconds today will be back in the nearly-useless
> > category (~1 second) within 2-3 years, at current progress rates
> > for hardware.
> I think 60 seconds would be a bit on the long side - when running tests
> interactively rather than in the background having tests that run that
> long would be too painful. 10 or maybe 20 seconds would be better IMO.
Could there be maybe 3 possibilities - short, medium and long, of maybe 5,
20 and 60 seconds, for example? And choose it via the Makefile, or
something? I don't think one can say "this is the optimal time" - it
depends on what you're doing...