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Re: [creduce-dev] Thanks letter
(1) We could add a option to let the user set how long the program is
expected to run at most, once that time passed, creduce can kill the
process and treat it as one failed reduce and just continue try
something else. The reason we need this is that sometimes after reducing
the program goes into infinite loop, and creduce never ends, I have to
kill it and rewrite the script and kill the running step after certain
amount of time (using time out) to tell creduce this is a failed
reducing. This is something we can include into the tool, so as to make
the user write simpler invoke script.
This option exists, it is called "--timeout". Please see the output of
(2) Another thing is more general. According to my experience, this tool
doesn't do every well when the source code has templates in it. I know
it is called 'C' reduce, not for C++, but since it can be used for
reducing C++ as well. We might try to do some improvement in C++
templates handling to make the tools even better.
Yes, we have already put quite a bit of work into this, but much work
remains. We don't have much time for this work these days, but would
welcome patches that make C-Reduce better at eliminating template codes.