[fpc-pascal] Free Pascal soom will land in Italy!

Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be
Sun Oct 10 14:33:18 CEST 2004

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, Dean Zobec wrote:

> Michael,
> > > > I've converted the EOS code  (http://sourceforge.net/projects/camelos)
> > > > to fpc in a couple of days with only minor changes from Delphi and
> > > > translated the Junit core testing framework from Java in a day or too:
> > > > http://camelos.sourceforge.net/fpcUnit.html ,  so,
> > >
> > > I am interested in fpcUnit. Where can I download the source for fpcUnit.
> > > The tar.gz on http://camelos.sourceforge.net/fpcUnit.html only contains
> > > the gui test runner, not the base classes, like TestCase. I tried to
> > > find it at cvs, but couldn't.
> >
> > I think it would be even good to include it with FPC itself, in the FCL.
> > As far as I know, the test classes themselves don't need any GUI
> > functionality ?
> You're right, like in JUnit, no GUI functionality is really needed for the 
> tests, I usually run the tests from the command line, by writing a simple 
> console program like this:
>   RegisterTests([TMyFirstTest, TMySecondTest, TMyThirdTest ....]);
>   RunRegisteredTests;
>   writeln(GetResultsAsXML);
> see the tests of the fpcUnit itself for a complete example:
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/camelos/EOS/Apps/fpcUnit/tests/runtests.dpr?rev=1.10&view=log
> I'll be very happy to see it included in the FCL as a humble contribution to 
> my preferred compiler. For the occasion I could write a command line template 
> program for the running of the tests and insert some command line arguments 
> to be able to choose different formats for the results (xml or plain text for 
> example).

I would be grateful for that.

> The code ha a dependency on the EOS library for the automatic xml 
> serialization that is probably unnecessary and I think I can easily remove 
> it. I can send you a streamlined FPC version by the end of the month for an 
> evaluation.

Please do !
The XML can be generated by our own XML units, if you want XML.

As soon as I get that, I will add it to the FCL.

> Thank you again for your constant effort in the FPC development.

And thank you for contributing !


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