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Re: Unit test frameworks for gnustep objective c


From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: Unit test frameworks for gnustep objective c
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:05:59 +0100

On 19 Aug 2017, at 09:02, Edwin Ancaer <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Hello, 
> 
> I wanted to start a new project, and use unit testing. On the GNUstep 
> website,--I found 4 frameworks for unit testing:
>       • OCUnit, built in to Apple Xcode and open sourced. Version 27 (pretty 
> old) has been tested with GNUstep
>       • UnitKit, common for Mac OS X until OCUnit was built into Xcode. Now 
> ported to Etoile.
>       • ObjCUnit, a Mac OS X framework that has been ported to GNUstep.
>       • TestKit, an inactive framework.
> On the mailing list, there was a discussion on unit testing in september 
> 2013, so reasonably recent but inconclusive as to what is the easiest one to 
> use (installation and usage).
> 
> Or are they more or less equal and is it just a question of personnal 
> preference?

All of them have a bunch of features that I’ve never used.  UnitKit had about a 
dozen lines of code to enumerate all classes, find all methods that started 
with ‘test’ and then run them, and half a dozen more to enumerate the failures 
and passes.  I think OCUnit has similar functionality.

David




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