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Re: [RFC/PATCH] Generic utility tool



The original patch no longer applies cleanly.  It looks useful so I
don't see any reason not to merge it.



On 1/19/2019 9:30 AM, John Beard wrote:
> Hi,
> A very gentle bump here. I'm thinking about a utility to assist in
> debugging/benchmarking/testing/developing DRC routines (currently
> working on some DRC unit testing, but the testing utils are easily
> re-used into a small utility-style executable).
> However, I am cognisant of the costs of adding things like this,
> especially with such large link times and RAM usage of things that
> suck in the pcbnew object library. So I'd like to know if:
> 1) These kinds of utilities are wanted at all, or are they adding
> maintenance overhead for tools no-one ever uses? I'd understand that
> perspective, as I appreciate developer time is highly limited and
> cross-platform breakage is so easy to perpetrate.
> 2) If wanted, is a "merged" approach appreciated, or keep them
> separate, in the hopes of once day having shared libs and much reduced
> link time/effort?
> Cheers,
> John
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