[Haskell-cafe] Running tests in Cabal

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 02:14:46 EDT 2010

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:

> In my Cabal file I have defined a flag that controls whether tests are
> built or not.  Now I'd like to hook it up a bit more so that './Setup.hs
> test' actually runs the tests.
> I haven't found a way to access that configuration flag in my hook
> though.  Is it not available in some way?
> Currently I'm settling for calling 'withExeLBI' and triggering the
> running based on the exe name.  That feels somewhat circuitous though.
> Is there some better approach?

 Thomas Tuegel is working on test support for Cabal as part of this year's
Google Summer of Code. By the end of the summer, writing and running tests
using Cabal will be much simpler.

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