Howard Butler hobu at IASTATE.EDU
Mon Aug 28 09:54:11 EDT 2006


mpatrol is gone 
<http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=1883>.  I guess I 
was antsy to get rid of it :)

If we keep the --enable-coverage option, I would like to see it 
renamed if at all possible.  Maybe --enable-coverage-testing or 
something like that.  It's just too easy to see that and go, "gee, 
that must be how I turn on ArcInfo coverage support" for our 
GIS-familiar users.

I still wonder though, is anyone using --enable-coverage, and if so, 
how do you use it?


At 9:42 AM -0400 8/28/06, Daniel Morissette wrote:
>Howard Butler wrote:
>>Going through the Unix Compilation HOWTO, I noticed a comment at 
>>the bottom of the document complaining about confusion about this 
>>configure command.  Is anyone using it anymore?  Hasn't Valgrind 
>>made Mpatrol obsolete?  Can we ditch it for 4.10?
>I'm not sure who added this option to the configure.in script, but 
>it seems to be there to track code coverage and would be unrelated 
>to using mpatrol/valgrind, so I think it needs to stay there, 
>perhaps just with an explanation that these options are for 
>profiling and if one doesn't know what that means then they should 
>not use them:
>dnl ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>dnl Enable source code coverage reporting for GCC
>dnl ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>[  --enable-coverage       Enable coverage testing],
>[CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -fprofile-arcs -ftest-coverage"])
>With respect to ditching Mpatrol-related stuff, I only use Valgrind 
>myself and would have no objection to seeing the Mpatrol stuff 
>removed. Does anyone use Mpatrol?
>Daniel Morissette

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