Re: Reporting script runtimes in pg_regress

From: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
To: Amit Langote <Langote_Amit_f8(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>, pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Reporting script runtimes in pg_regress
Date: 2019-02-12 02:09:41
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On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:29:40AM +0900, Amit Langote wrote:
> On 2019/02/11 23:30, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>>> Now that I see this in action, it makes the actual test results harder
>>> to identify flying by. I understand the desire to collect this timing
>>> data, but that is a special use case and not relevant to the normal use
>>> of the test suite, which is to see whether the test passes. Can we make
>>> this optional please?
>> Well, I want the buildfarm to produce this info, so it's hard to see
>> how to get that without the timings being included by default. I take
>> your point that it makes the display look a bit cluttered, though.
>> Would it help to put more whitespace between the status and the timing?
> +1. Maybe, not as much whitespace as we get today between the test name
> and "... ok", but at least more than just a single space.

Sure, but do we need feedback immediately? I am just catching up on
that, and I too find a bit annoying that this is not controlled by a
switch which is disabled by default. It seems to me that this points
out to another issue that there is no actual way to pass down custom
options to pg_regress other than PG_REGRESS_DIFF_OPTS to control the
diff output format. So we may also want something like

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