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From: Kevin Wheatley (hxpro_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-08 06:36:50

Larry Evans wrote:
> On 10/07/07 20:55, David Abrahams wrote:
>> I'm not aware of any Boost library that actually creates such
>> dependencies among its tests, are you?
> I know of no such tests.

Whilst not in Boost, I do a lot of tests that require specific
hardware be present in a machine, not actually running functional
tests on machines that do not have the hardware is quite useful.

I say functional tests because I obviously use a mock/stub for the
unit tests where possible. The alternative for me is to repeat the
hardware detection across a range of tests, this gets harder to
implement as I do larger integration/functional tests.

In these cases its nice to be able to say the opposite too, 'Run this
test if the previous one failed' for instance to test fail over type


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