Boost logo

Boost Users :

From: Anders Moe (yg-boost-users_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-29 04:02:51

Hi again and thanks for your reply.

If I understand you correctly you suggest using the ctor/dtor in the
class-test-case to do the job of build_up/tear_down. I suppose that would be
equivalent to setup/teardown. This works, ofcourse, because a C++
programmer can rely on the dtor being executed, unlike the Java finalizer.


"Gennadiy E. Rozental" <rogeeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> --- In Boost-Users_at_[hidden], "Anders Moe" <yg-boost-
> users_at_m...> wrote:
> > Hi all. The boost unit test framework seems to lack the xUnit
> > buildUp/tearDown (whatever) methods meant to faciliate the creation
> of
> > fixtures. Does that mean there is an alternative idiom to achieve
> the same
> > effect ? Constructing new class-test-cases for each test seems a bit
> > overkill.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Anders.
> No. At the moment there is no explicit notion of buildUp and TearDown
> methods. In in my list of things to consider. I am not sure we really
> need that. Could you provide an example of what and when should be
> done inside these function. If you just need a place to initialize
> set of test cases that share some data, you could at the moment use
> user test class based test cases. You create and initialize single
> instanse of test class and test cases are methods of that class. The
> instance will be shared and destroyed when testing is done.
> HTH,
> Gennadiy.
> Info: <>
> Wiki: <>
> Unsubscribe: <mailto:boost-users-unsubscribe_at_[hidden]>
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

Boost-users list run by williamkempf at, kalb at, bjorn.karlsson at, gregod at, wekempf at