Compiling the test suite



The FreeBASIC project has a suite of tests which ensure that bugs stay dead and that new bugs have a harder time of gaining a foothold. The test suite is written with the FreeBASIC port of the CUnit library (Thanks, stylin!).

Invocation

The tests are located in the tests subdirectory within the main FreeBASIC directory. Invoking with make will present the following help text:


$ make
usage: make target [options]

Targets: (using cunit):
cunit-tests
log-tests
failed-tests
check
mostlyclean
clean

Targets: (bypassing cunit)
log-tests ALLOW_CUNIT=1
failed-tests ALLOW_CUNIT=1
mostlyclean ALLOW_CUNIT=1
clean ALLOW_CUNIT=1

Options:
FBC=/path/fbc
FB_LANG=fb | fblite | qb | deprecated
DEBUG=1
EXTRAERR=1
ARCH=arch (default is 486)
OS=DOS
FPU=fpu | sse

Targets: Configuration and Checks
check

Example: make all available tests
make cunit-tests
make log-tests

Example: make obj -lang qb tests
make log-tests FB_LANG=qb


When you make an invocation, such as:

make cunit-tests && make log-tests

Some initial generation of index files will take place, followed by the compilation of hundreds of tests. Be patient, it can take a while to run all of the tests...

If you get an error message like: FreeBASIC/bin/linux/ld: cannot find -lcunit

This means you need to install the cunit library. On Ubuntu this looks like:

$ sudo apt-get install libcunit1-dev

Known Failures

As of the writing of this document, the following tests are expected to fail on some platforms:


Suite fbc_tests.string_.format_, Test number format test had failures:
1. string/format.bas:168 - CU_ASSERT_EQUAL(sWanted,sResult)
2. string/format.bas:168 - CU_ASSERT_EQUAL(sWanted,sResult)
3. string/format.bas:168 - CU_ASSERT_EQUAL(sWanted,sResult)
4. string/format.bas:168 - CU_ASSERT_EQUAL(sWanted,sResult)


So if you get these failures, everything is normal. No other tests should ever fail, including log tests.

Thank you for running the tests and contributing to make FreeBASIC a healthy compiler! Please report any other failures to http://www.freebasic.net/forum so we can investigate.

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