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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Aborting on Boost.Test check failure
From: Gennadiy Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-05 18:01:56

Jeremiah Willcock <jewillco <at>> writes:

> On Mon, 5 Mar 2012, Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
> > Jeremiah Willcock <jewillco <at>> writes:
> >
> >>
> >> Is there a way to force an abort() or some other kind of
> >> debugger-catchable event when a Boost.Test test case (such as a
> >> BOOST_CHECK) fails? Is there a function I can set a breakpoint on? I do
> >> not see anything like that in the documentation. I am running on Linux
> >> with gdb.
> >>
> >
> >
> > You can switch to BOOST_REQUIRE and catch throw.
> Does that mean needing to change all of the tests to use that?


> Also, what
> about doing that in a program that throws (and catches) other
> exceptions not related to test failures?

They will interfere ;)

Frankly i am not sure I understand the original incentive. Run the test without
the debugger. It'll report the line number for the failure. Then just set a
breakpoint at this line. This way you can actually debug into a failing call
instead of looking at post-effect of failed validation inside the Boost.Test.


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