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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] [build] best practices for looking up data files from test executables
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-13 20:52:44

Stefan Seefeld wrote:

> Hi there,
> I'm trying to write a test that needs to access a data file. As I'm surely
> not the first wanting to use external data in my tests, I wonder whether
> there are established "best practices" or idioms when using Boost.Build
> and Boost.Test.

Use the "input files" parameter of the run rule.

run my_test.cpp : : my_datafile.txt ;

This will pass my_datafile.txt (with the correct path) to your test
executable in argv[1].

I just fixed the date_time tests in this manner:

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