To perfom smulation tests


The package vle.tester facilitates the writing of unit tests based on the simulation of vpz files.

Use case: declares unit tests on models

First you have to write a test file into the data directory of your package. The test file is composed of a list of unit test. Each line of the test file corresponds to a unit test. The test file has the following form:

 column 1: the name of the package
 column 2: the name of a vpz into the package 
 column 3: the name of a view defined in the vpz 
 column 4: the name of a column into the view
 column 5: an index of the colum
 column 6: a precision or 'NA'; 'NA'' means we expect to test strings 
  and not double nor integers.
 column 7: the value expected (a string, double or a integer)

An example of a test file is given below.

pkg mod1.vpz view coupled:atomic.port 198 10e-5 4.16
pkg mod2.vpz view2 coupled2:coupled3:atomic2.port1 342 NA hello

The first line means that one expects, when simulating the model mod.vpz of the package pkg, that the 198th value of the column coupled:atomic.port from the view view is a double and has the value 4.16 with a precision of 10e-5.

Then you have to modify the file test/test.cpp from your package with the following code :

#include <vle/tester/package_tester.hpp>

Finally compile your package and launch tests. It will perform unit tests located into : _mypkg/data/testfile.txt Note that only one test file can be checked into test.cpp.

vle -P mypkg configure build
vle -P mypkg test

To get full log, for each unit test, of the checking process, launch the following executable : ./mypkg/buildvle/test/test For example the test described above could result in the following report:

test_1: test ok of pkg/mod1.vpz: view=view; col=coupled:atomic.port; expected=16
test_2: fail to open pkg/mod2.vpz