From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-01 09:04:22
Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Regression test programs can be passed arguments, and can have input files.
> Is this documented anywhere?
> The only documentation I found was in some comments in status/Jamfile:
> test-suite config
> : [ run libs/config/test/config_test.cpp
> : #args
> : #input-files
> : #requirements
Not as well as it should be, but testing.jam shows the signature:
rule run ( sources + : args * : input-files * : requirements * : name ? : default-build * )
> But the #input-files argument location differs from an actual working
> test-suite regex
> : [ run regress/parse.cpp regress/regress.cpp regress/tests.cpp
> regress ]
That's because, for whatever reason, John chose to ignore the
input-files argument and sick the test files into the unparsed
command-line arguments. In doing so, he gives up important
advantages, including the ability to specify the input files with a
path relative to the Jamfile directory, and most importantly, a build
dependency that causes the tests to be re-run when the input files
> This came up in some conversations with the Spirit folks, who are in
> process of integrating Spirit with the regular Boost regression testing.
I'm really glad we'll have spirit tests in the suite soon!
I guess I really should get the Python tests integrated, hm?
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