[Haskell-cafe] Recipes for organizing HUnit tests

Berlin Brown berlin.brown at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 14:28:25 EDT 2007

Isaac Dupree wrote:
> Mushfeq Khan wrote:
>> I'm new to Haskell and am trying to find a good way to organize my HUnit
>> tests. Having used some of the other XUnit frameworks, I tended towards
>> trying to organize them all in a parallel "test" folder structure, 
>> but this
>> seems to be a bad fit for Haskell, since the test modules cannot see the
>> source modules unless they are either in the same folder or a folder 
>> above
>> it. That's without modifying the module search path when I run the 
>> tests,
>> which I would like to avoid.
> Well, it's certainly possible to use parallel directory structures -- 
> this is one way to do it:
> Xyzzy/Gizmo.hs:
> module Xyzzy.Gizmo where
> ...
> Test/Gizmo.hs:
> module Test.Gizmo where
> import Xyzzy.Gizmo
> main = ...
> ghc --make -main-is Test.Gizmo.main Test/Gizmo.hs
> Or without -main-is,
> Tests.hs:
> module Main where
> import Test.Gizmo
> import Test.Bar
> ...
> main = testGizmo, testBar ...
> ghc --make Tests
> Isaac
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I asked the same question a while back. Yea, you want the parallel 
directory structure and you use the "-iMyPack -iHUnit" option when 
compiling you haskell code.

You can kind of see what I did with this project.  I have HUnit source 
in one module and Tests in a different module, different directory.


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