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From: Gennadiy Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-03 00:36:39

pankaj takawale wrote:
> #include <boost/test/unit_test.hpp>
> using namespace boost::unit_test;
> void free_test_function()
> {
> BOOST_CHECK(2 == 1);
> }
> test_suite* init_unit_test_suite( int, char* [] )
> {
> framework::master_test_suite().p_name.value = "Unit test example 02";
> framework::master_test_suite().add( BOOST_TEST_CASE( &free_test_function ),
> 2 );
> }
> Im trying to build above program, but facing linking errors.
> Linker can not find main

Did you link with boost_unit_test framework library? The way above test
is written requires static library.

> When I add #define BOOST_TEST_MAIN 1 before including unit-test.cpp, it
> gives me compilation
> error "redefinition of init_unit_test_suite"

Yes BOOST_TEST_MAIN automatically defines test module init function.
It's intended to be used to automatically registerred test units. Like this:

#include <boost/test/unit_test.hpp>
BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( free test_function )
    BOOST_CHECK( 2 == 1 );

You still required to link with the the static library. If you prefer to
use shared one add #define BOOST_DYN_LINK on top of the test file.

> When I define both BOOST_TEST_DYN_LINK & BOOST_TEST_MAIN, then it build
> successfully but I get error
> "Test setup error: test tree is empty"

Dynamic library requires slightly different initialization routines. The
easiest way to avoid this hurdle is to use automated registration like
in a example above. You can read more about initialization routines and
Boost.Test usage variants in beta version of new documentation at:



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