[Haskell-cafe] Re: GSoC: Improving Cabal's Test Support

Richard G. richardg at richardg.name
Wed Apr 28 04:30:09 EDT 2010

I think that, rather than having Cabal try to combine the results of 
different frameworks, Cabal should specify interfaces that frameworks 
need to conform to.

E.g., rather than integrating test-framework into Cabal so that HUnit 
works with it, modify HUnit so it emits the format that Cabal wants. 
And modify test-framework to emit the format that Cabal wants so, if 
someone can't convert their test suite to the CabalTest format, 
test-framework can act as an intermediary and handle the conversion of 

Richard G.

On 10-04-06 5:03 PM, Gregory Crosswhite wrote:
> Rather that starting from scratch, you should strongly consider adapting something like test-framework to this task, as it already has done the heavy work of creating a way to combine tests from different frameworks into a single suite and includes such features as displaying a progress bar during the QuickCheck tests.  Furthermore, it is easily extendable to support new kinds of tests;  for example, I found that it was relatively straightforward to add a new kind of "statistical" test to make sure that the average value of a function where where it should be.
> Cheers,
> Greg

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