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Re: What tools and references do you use for Emacs Lisp unit testing?


From: Jeremiah Dodds
Subject: Re: What tools and references do you use for Emacs Lisp unit testing?
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:04:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.95 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Matt McClure wrote:
>
>> I've written a bit of Emacs Lisp, and I've written unit tests in other
>> languages. From the list of tools on http://emacswiki.org/emacs/UnitTesting,
>> ert.el and el-expectations.el look most promising to me. What tools are
>> others using for unit testing and TDD in Emacs Lisp? What are good examples
>> of packages using each?
>
> Well, ERT is included in Emacs (from 24.1 onwards), together with a nice
> manual, and is used for the (so far, somewhat sparse) tests in the
> test/automated directory in the Emacs repository.

Here's a +1 for ERT -- I've used it a bit, and think it's a fine unit
testing library for elisp, it's more or less what you expect it to be.



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