The shape of the external unittest should not need to be known a priori. After the test has run, tests should still exist as discrete objects, so that anything taking a reference to them doesn't get 50 copies of the same object.
The aesubunit command may be used to replace the test_command or batch_test_command fields of the project configuration file.
Tests should ideally print a header of the form
test testing test: test label testing: test label
success success: successful test label successful: test label
failure test label failure: test label failure test label [ ] failure: test label [ ]The square brackets indicate text which may describe the test in more detail. It will be printed on the standartd output by the aesubunit program.
A test which produces no result (neither succes nor failure) uses the following forms
error: test label error: test label [ ]In general, unexpected output from the test will be sent through to the aesubunit standard output.
If a subunit test terminates with an exit status other than zero, this is taken to be a no result indication for that test.
See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.
All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are optional. You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.
All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.
For example: the arguments “-project”, “-PROJ” and “-p” are all interpreted to mean the -Project option. The argument “-prj” will not be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not supplied.
Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily
on the command line, after the function selectors.
The GNU long option names are understood. Since all option names for aesubunit are long, this means ignoring the extra leading '-'. The “--option=value” convention is also understood.
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