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Re: Experimental C unit test suite available for hacking


On 25 May 2017, at 11:44 PM, Jacob Champion <champion.p@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Last week I had a personal hackathon since I couldn't make it out to ApacheCon. As a result there is now a C-language unit test suite available in branches/httpdunit (based on trunk). I've tested it with a Windows+CMake toolchain as well as an Ubuntu+autoconf toolchain.
> 
> The suite itself is based on Check, which is a testing library I've had some success with in the past. It's supported on a wide variety of platforms and has a nice feature of running each test in a separate process space, so a crash doesn't derail the entire suite. (Note: Check is LGPL.) The build system has been augmented slightly to generate some of the more tedious boilerplate code.
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> If you want to give it a try, just install Check (and, if using the configure scripts, make sure Check is visible via pkg-config). The test suite will then automatically be added to the default targets. Once everything builds you just run the suite directly with
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>    $ ./test/httpdunit
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> As a Check binary, it has multiple knobs to control which tests run and how the reporting is done, but by default it just runs all the tests and prints TAP to stdout.
> 
> The example tests that are currently running are testing a new API for strict Base64 decoding. Right now it's a feature without a client; I included it here because it was a good showcase of the test suite (see test/unit/base64.c for the test case code).
> 
> Let me know what you think!

Love the idea of a test suite written in the same language as the server itself.

It means that anyone who updates the server can use the same skills to update the tests.

Regards,
Graham
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