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From: Duane Murphy (duanemurphy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-29 11:33:58
--- At Fri, 29 Aug 2003 11:02:51 +0200, Anders Moe wrote:
>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.
Having worked some with CppUnit, I have wondered similarly. It's hard to
judge when a particular "feature" is put in to work around limitations or
differences in the language. When I studied JUnit, I didnt fully grasp
the need for setUp and tearDown. This explaination makes some sense. The
equivalent is simply member variables or something similar in C++.
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