[Mono-dev] Mono.Options test no longer builds

Alexander Köplinger alkpli at microsoft.com
Mon May 1 23:09:45 UTC 2017

Matthew/Jon, could you please comment on the API break?

Regarding the tests: it seems we don't run the Mono.Options tests in CI... Probably a bad oversight that I'll fix as soon as the tests are building again, thanks for the heads up!

- Alex

> On 1 May 2017, at 22:09, Vincent Povirk <madewokherd at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Mono.Options tests no longer compile for the net_4_x profile after
> this commit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fmono%2Fmono%2Fcommit%2F7e2571ed334e9cee3f0d3bafeef02852310f4d3b&data=02%7C01%7Calkpli%40microsoft.com%7C08cdb7d2feb34f1d053308d490ce02b2%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636292661872592866&sdata=Y01VpKgfUGWxQHpyWDvk1xYagYNY%2BKId3Plebl7%2FuVk%3D&reserved=0
> This is because the test depends on the constructor that was removed.
> I don't think the test should be changed because it correctly
> indicates that the API was broken.
> I have 2 questions.
> 1. Was there any good reason to change the existing constructor in the
> net_4_x profile?
> After the commit, we still have a constructor that provides the
> functionality that's missing from PCL, in the net_4_x profile. So why
> switch to doing it in a different way?
> 2. Why didn't continuous integration catch this?
> The test isn't even failing, it's not building at all. This shouldn't
> be difficult for an automated system to notice.
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