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Re: [creduce-bugs] creduce bug report

Thanks Eric!

I removed the compilation step from the interestingness script it works fine (reduces the file to the essence of the warning).
But creduce does not modify the original file until the end, right?
Is there a way to make it run the interestingness script from the current directory and modify the original file? 
That is necessary for me to put the compilation step back.

Thank you very much again,
Ugur Koc

> On Nov 9, 2015, at 22:20, Eric Eide <eeide@cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> Ugur Koc <ukoc@cs.umd.edu> writes:
>> I updated it to creduce 2.5.0 (ef3037e) by following command:
>> git clone https://github.com/csmith-project/creduce.git
>> Now it reduces the input file down to 0 (empty file).
>> I am running my interestingness script on the empty file, it returns 1.
>> Here is my interestingness script.
> I haven't run your script, but from a quick look at it, these are the things
> that I noticed as potential problems:
> + Line 3: You probably need to refer to the Makefile by an absolute pathname,
>  e.g., "make -f /.../Makefile".
> + Line 10: This command probably should refer to the file being reduced by a
>  *relative* pathname.  As-is, the command doesn't obviously refer to any file
>  that is being reduced.
> This bit of the C-Reduce help text might help to clarify when the test should
> use an absolute pathname and when it should use a relative pathname:
> """
> C-Reduce runs the interestingness test in a fresh temporary directory
> containing only the partially reduced file(s). Thus, when the
> interestingness test examines a partially reduced file, it must do so
> using a relative path to the current working directory. On the other
> hand, when the interestingness test refers to any file that is not
> being reduced, this should be done using an absolute path.
> """
> Lookign at the script, it looks like it might succeed on an empty file.
> C-Reducde runs the script in a directory containing an empty file.  The `make'
> fails because of the missing Makefile, but it doesn't print the error you are
> looking for, so the script continues.  Then `cppcheck' looks at the original
> file (not the empty, reduced file), and produces the warning that you're
> looking for.  So the script returns 0, and C-Reduce gives you the reduced file
> --- the empty file.
> Eric.
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