From: Ullrich Koethe (koethe_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-07 16:15:23
Thomas Matelich wrote:
> Ullrich Koethe wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > "unittest.h" was designed following the ideas of Kent Becks "JUnit"
> > (see "http://www.junit.org/"). It has the following features:
> I had considered suggesting an xUnit flavor (I really like the idea of using Python to test
> C++ somehow), but upon more thought I decided against it for two reasons:
> 1) complexity - we have more than our share of unresolved issues regarding building
> executables. Anything that increases that is probably a bad thing. Beman's is simple and
> sufficient (almost? can you test that an exception was thrown on error?).
This is not the true for "unittest.h". It is a simple command line tool
with just 580 lines of pure C++. It doesn't have a user interface and
doesn't require anything beyond a C++ compiler. It's not fundamentally
different from what Beman's tool is supposed to do eventually, only that
it has more features and has been used already.
> 2) non-standard - Two things here my DynCppUnit is different than the CppUnit on
> xprogramming.com is different than Ullrich's.
This might be a problem. But my understanding is that boost is trying to
set the "standard" in terms of C++ libarary extensions, right?
> The basic concept is the same, but I would
> prefer to wait (and wait) for ScTest, before jumping into a more heavy-weight testing
What's ScTest ? Why do you consider "unittest.h" heavyweight ?
> On a side note to those interested in unit tests, I've got a pretty cool little thing going
> where you put your tests (linked with the code under test) into a dynamic library and my
> little gui loads the library and runs its tests. Essentially test plugins.
It's easy to build such a thing on top of "unittest.h".
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