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Subject: [Boost-users] [Test] Did This Pass, Or Didn't it?
From: Merrill Cornish (merrill.cornish_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-14 22:47:42

Here is the Boost Test assertion:

BOOST_CHECK_EXCEPTION(dummyOpr->setOperand(emptyValue), DiGSE::fail,

Here is the test execution log message:

info: check 'incorrect exception DiGSE::fail is caught' has passed

I have only one exception: *DiGSE::fail* (derived from
*std::exception*). It is the /only /exception that appears in the
*BOOST_CHECK_EXCEPTION()* assertions. So, what does "incorrect
exception *DiGSE::fail*" mean? If *DiGSE::fail* was caught, then that
part is correct. If the message means that some /other/ exception was
caught, then this is a Really Poor way of phrasing that information.

Or, did the predicate return *false* (which, in my case, means the
exception message is wrong)?

But if the wrong exception was caught /or/ the predicate returned
*false*, then why was the assertion declared "has passed"?

Merrill Cornish

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