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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] unit test command-line handling
From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-22 00:27:37

On 14.09.18 20:12, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:
> On 2018-09-13 02:53 PM, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost wrote:
>> On 13.09.18 00:50, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:
>>> On 09/12/18 14:28, Raffi Enficiaud wrote:
>>>> On 12.09.18 00:21, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:
>>>>> * What (non-deprecated) API can I use to access command-line arguments
>>>>> during test initialization ?
>>>> By "test initialization", do you mean before the first test starts?
>>> Yes.
>>>> The argc/argv are available to the master test suite:
>>> I see. That code could use a bit of an explanation. You present a
>>> function that takes "argc" and "argv" as input, but rather than using
>>> those variables themselves, you access the argument vector via
>>> "framework::master_test_suite().argc" etc.. I find that a bit...em...
>>> counter-intuitive. What's the rationale for that ? Is the function
>>> argument the full argument vector, including the ones already consumed
>>> by Boost.Test itself ?
>> Apart from the historical side of this design, this has two benefits IMO:
>> 1- the argc/argv passed to the rest of the test module at runtime may
>> have been altered, either by the test module itself (dropping some
>> params in a global fixture), or by the boost.test framework. The
>> argc/argv seen by the test module are the ones that appear after the --
>> 2- the master test suite is a singleton, so you do not need to pass
>> around argc/argv
> And what about the return value ? What does it mean to return 0, or
> something else ?

I updated the documentation with a new section about runtime parameters
(in master), with a few examples. It should appear in the 1.70 release
or in the next cycle of doc update for the beta.


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