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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-22 20:16:06

> Would it be possible to add ability to execute tests in random order,
> instead of as they are added into suite?
> Example:
> test_suite* init_unit_test_suite(int argc, char * argv[]) {
> test_suite* tests = BOOST_TEST_SUITE("...");
> tests->add(BOOST_TEST_CASE(&test1));
> tests->add(BOOST_TEST_CASE(&test2));
> return tests;
> }
> Here test1() will be always executed before test2(). This behaviour may
> errors.

As a rule you shouldn't rely on order of test cases.
Why not write 2 assertions that tests both orders?

> It would be nice to have:
> - possibility to say: now execute test in random order,
> - if error happens framework would print out seed for random,
> - ability set seed manually is needed to be able to repeat problem.

I am plan in this release add an ability to run a test case by name. It may
help you a bit. As for random order I will think about it, but it fills a
bit incorrect (see above).


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