[swift-build-dev] Canvasing Opinions About Testing

Marc Knaup marc at knaup.koeln
Sun Dec 13 14:52:20 CST 2015

Do you refer to this proposal?

On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 9:26 PM, Joshua Scott Emmons via swift-build-dev <
swift-build-dev at swift.org> wrote:

> > The proposal process for swiftpm is the same as that for Swift; we will
> submit a proper document later today (if possible) and everyone will be
> able to submit feedback. It is important to note that our proposal is just
> as valid as yours, so if you dislike what you read you should feel free to
> submit your own via the same process.
> I haven't seen this go up on github.com/apple/swift-package-manager yet —
> maybe I'm looking in the wrong place? But to kick off some conversation, my
> own naive proposal would be something like:
> * By convention, tests live in "./Tests" relative to "Package.swift"
> (though this location could be explicitly set in the manifest, just like
> ./Sources)
> * Running `swift test` from the "Package.swift" directory would first
> build the package libraries, then build everything in "./Tests" linked with
> those libs.
> * In the fullness of time, the build system would find all subclasses of
> `XCTestCase`, running each method of said subclass beginning with `test…`
> * Until we have the necessary introspection capabilities, though, we can
> create a "main.swift" file that creates `XCTMain` with the list of tests to
> run. Once introspection is up to par, we should be able to delete
> "main.swift" and everything will just work.
> * Subdirectories under "/Tests" could specify different "test suites".
> Each would have its own "main.swift", to aide in organization of tests for
> large packages. Test suites could be run individually via argument to the
> command line.
> I'm sure there's tons that's being overlooked here. Comments?
> --
> Cheers,
> -jemmons
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