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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-16 08:57:58

Hi Jody,

Stick to your guns! Boost Test is one of the better C++ testing frameworks out there.

Anyway, what I did (in 1.33.1 - hope it still works in 1.34!) was I built a little static library with a cpp file that defined BOOST_AUTO_TEST_MAIN (or whatever it is) and #included the right file:

// file: something.cpp
#include <boost/test/auto/main.hpp> // or whatever it is

Then all my tests are linked with this little library and also the unit test library. If you are using a semi-sane build system, you should be able to attach this little library to the link line for all your tests.

Good luck,


-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] on behalf of Jody Hagins
Sent: Tue 5/15/2007 7:38 AM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] [Test] boost_unit_test_framework and main()
We now need to define BOOST_TEST_DYN_LINK in the appropriate build files

We now have to define BOOST_TEST_MAIN in all our test programs that used
to get main() by simply linking to the shared library. That's a LOT of
source files to change.

In summary, I have to change EVERY SINGLE test program in my company
that uses Boost.Test and does not use auto-test (though I probably need
to change those as well, because that feature is deprecated... though
still supported)... and EVERY SINGLE makefile that builds them.

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