cml at fahller.se
Fri Oct 29 02:29:52 EDT 2010
On Friday 29 October 2010 03.13.35 Greg Banks wrote:
> Fascinating...it's always nice to see yet another test infrastructure
It is, isn't it? There's seemingly an endless need for small variations.
> I've only scanned the User's Guide, so please correct me if I'm wrong,
> but I don't see any significant advantage over CUnit + Valgrind?
Depending on what you want to test, it may or it may not. If you want to test
abnormal situations, it does indeed offer a great advantage. Seeing that this
is not your focus, though, it is of little importance.
> And it
> requires C++, which nothing in Cyrus uses so far (and hopefully nothing
> ever will).
This, however, is a bit of a misunderstanding. Yes, the tests are written in
C++, but you use it to test anything under the sky that can be called from
C++, which is typically C or C++, but it may as well be Fortran or Ruby.
> Also, rather conveniently CUnit is already packaged on
> Ubunbtu where I do my development.
Obviously a convenient advantage.
> I'm quite a way away from testing abnormal conditions, although that
> will be very useful when testing the mailbox code.
Then, you will not find any advantage worth mentioning, until you get there.
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