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Subject: [boost] [test] Automatic registration of tests created with BOOST_PARAM_TEST_CASE
From: JS (fremenzone_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-07 08:00:55


I want to create a test that
a) runs the same testing function with different sets of input data
b) registers automatically

Obviously I can use BOOST_PARAM_TEST_CASE macro for a), but how do I achieve
b) at the same time? I've been fighting with the problem for many hours and I
have no idea how to do it. Unfortunately the documentation is very cryptic.
Here's what I came up with so far:

boost-main.cpp :

#define BOOST_TEST_MODULE My Master Test Suite
#include <boost/test/unit_test.hpp>

testSomeFunctions.cpp :

using namespace boost::unit_test;

class DataSet {
  public :
    DataSet( /* params */ ) { /* setup single data set */ }
    ~DataSet( ) { /* teardown single data set */ }
    /* some fields */

class DataProvider {
  public :
    DataProvider() {
      dataSet.push_back( new DataSet( /* params */ ) ); /* add more if
necessary */

    ~DataProvider() { /* free memory*/ }
    std::vector<DataSet*> dataSet;

void testMethod( DataSet* data ) {
  /* do something with method that's being tested. Use data somehow */
  BOOST_CHECK( /* assertion */ );

  DataProvider dataProvider;
  test_suite* test = BOOST_TEST_SUITE( "I don't think the name matters" );
  test->add( BOOST_PARAM_TEST_CASE( &testMethod, dataProvider.dataSet.begin(),
      dataProvider.dataSet.end() ) );
  framework::run( test );

However this is not correct since test cases created with
BOOST_PARAM_TEST_CASE are not registered in the master test suite. If one of
the tests fails I get the following log :

Running 1 test case...
../test/functions/testSomeFunctions.cpp(67): error in "testMethod": check
data->a == data->b failed [2 != 3]
*** No errors detected

I tried replacing "framework::run( test );"
with "framework::master_test_suite().add( test );" but that doesn't work at
all (log says that no errors were detected, while there should be one test
that fails). I also tried something like this :

BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( ActivationFunctionTest ) {
  DataProvider dataProvider;
  framework::master_test_suite().add( BOOST_PARAM_TEST_CASE(
      &testMethod, dataProvider.dataSet.begin(),
      dataProvider.dataSet.end() ) );

but the result is the same (No errors detected). What should I do?


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