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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Boost.Test]
From: Gennadiy Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-12 22:14:26

Ruediger Berlich wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am using Boost.Test to run Unit tests for my code (Boost 1.39). For each
> class, I have a number of tests (implemented through BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE
> or BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE_TEMPLATE, respectively), organized in test suites
> (arranged in BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE blocks). Each BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE with
> the associated AUTO_TESTs is a separate compilation unit, thus localted in
> its own file.

An execution order is defined by the test tree structure, which in turn
is defined by the order of the registration calls. When using manual
you can carve you own order. If you employ automatic registration the
only thing
we can promise is the order of test cases within the same test file. I
am not
aware about the means to force particular global order of static

> Is there a way to do this with the AUTO-environment, or do I have to
> to manual registration of test suites and/or test cases ?

You can use --run command line parameter to filter out only basic test
units in
first call and advanced test in second.

Boost.Test does support test unit dependency. But:

a) It only supported easily for manually registered test units. For
automatically registered ones you'll need to jump through some hoops (for
example you can define dependency in global fixture)

b) Dependency does not actually affect test units order execution. This
potentially complicated reordering of the test tree, which is not
implemented yet.


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