Subject: Testing --- again...
Date: Saturday 2nd October 2010 03:51:27 UTC (over 6 years ago)
Hi, I thought about testing again recently. This is something, that never really got started. For a reason: there's no framework for testing. I therefore wrote a very rough proposal, found on http://github.com/SebastianRose/org-test The idea is, to provide two simple commands: * org-test-test-current-defun will search for tests for the defun point is in or behind (`beginning-of-defun') and execute them surrounded by (let ((select (or selector "^org")) (deactivate-mark nil)) (save-excursion (save-match-data * org-test-test-buffer-file will search for tests for the entire file and execute them the same way. If you use one of these commands, all currently registered ERT tests are deleted, and files are reloaded (since you're likely to work on the tests, too). To repeat the tests without reloading, you will use the ERT commands like `ert-results-rerun-all-tests', bound to `r' in the ERT results buffer. I choose ERT (git clone http://github.com/ohler/ert.git) because that's likely to go into Emacs core (or elpa.gnu.org). The idea is to search the directory structure from the current source file upwards for a directory named "tests/" if it exists. Else ask the user. Similar to what `add-change-log-entry' does. Below that directory, a tree like the source tree exists: project +-- lisp/ | +-- a.el | `-- b/ | +-- b.el | `-- tests/ +-- a.el/ | +-- tests.el | `-- a-defun.el `-- b/ +-- b.el/ +-- tests.el `-- b-defun.el If this setup exists, when editing defun-x in lisp/a.el, `M-x org-test-test-current-defun' will load tests/a.el/defun-x.el (fallback: tests.el there) and execute all tests with selector "^a-defun". `M-x org-test-test-buffer-file' in that same source file will load all *.el files in tests/a.el/ and execute all ERT tests for selector "^a". Thus tests for org-mode/lisp/org-protocol.el will be searched in the directory org-mode/tests/lisp/org-protocol.el/*.el Once the basic route of testing is clear, I'd like to "translate" the existing tests for org-html.el to work with ERT, which will involve writing more tools (create output buffers, compare output with control files using ediff etc.). I know Lennart Borgman has wrote that stuff for nXhtml already. I hope we can use his stuff and help here. The directory org-mode/lisp/tests/ would not need to be part of the "official" Org mode package. It could as well be checked out separately, if "tests" is part of org-mode/lisp/.gitignore (e.g.). Any thoughts? Sebastian _______________________________________________ Emacs-orgmode mailing list Please use `Reply All' to send replies to the list. [email protected] http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode