test-generator 0.3.1

Rust Test generator: enumerating entries according to file-system pattern and generating a test function for each entry.

MIT License Apache 2.0 Licensed

Test generator

This crate provides #[test_resources] and #[bench_resources] procedural macro attributes that generates multiple parametrized tests using one body with different resource input parameters. A test is generated for each resource matching the specific resource location pattern.

The following examples assume the package layout is as follows:

├── build.rs
├── Cargo.toml
├── README.md
├── res
│   ├── set1
│   │   ├── expect.txt
│   │   └── input.txt
│   ├── set2
│   │   ├── expect.txt
│   │   └── input.txt
│   └── set3
│       ├── expect.txt
│       └── input.txt
├── src
│   └── main.rs
├── benches
│   └── mybenches.rs
└── tests
    └── mytests.rs

This is the package layout of the example package, here the tests are located in file mytests.rs and bench-tests are located in file mybenches.rs; the tests and benches depend on the content of the res/ directory.

The build-script build.rs is used to realize conditional re-runs, in case a resource-file has changed or (more interesting) if new resource-files have been added to the sub-folder structure res/.

Example usage test:

The following test function verify_resource(str) shall be executed for all items matching the glob pattern res/*/input.txt in the resource-folder res/.

extern crate test_generator;

use test_generator::test_resources;

fn verify_resource(resource: &str) { 

Output from cargo test for 3 test-input-files matching the pattern, for this example:

$ cargo test

running 3 tests
test tests::verify_resource_res_set1_input_txt ... ok
test tests::verify_resource_res_set2_input_txt ... ok
test tests::verify_resource_res_set3_input_txt ... ok

test result: ok. 3 passed; 0 failed; 0 ignored; 0 measured; 0 filtered out

Example usage bench:

#![feature(test)] // nightly feature required for API test::Bencher

extern crate test; /* required for test::Bencher */

extern crate test_generator;
use test_generator::bench_resources;

mod bench {
    fn measure_resource(b: &mut test::Bencher, resource: &str) {
        let path = std::path::Path::new(resource);
        b.iter(|| path.exists());

Output from cargo +nightly bench for 3 bench-input-files matching the pattern, for this example:

running 3 tests
test bench::measure_resource_res_set1_input_txt ... bench:       2,492 ns/iter (+/- 4,027)
test bench::measure_resource_res_set2_input_txt ... bench:       2,345 ns/iter (+/- 2,167)
test bench::measure_resource_res_set3_input_txt ... bench:       2,269 ns/iter (+/- 1,527)

test result: ok. 0 passed; 0 failed; 0 ignored; 3 measured; 0 filtered out


The example demonstrates usage and configuration of these macros, in combination with the crate build-deps monitoring for any change of these resource files and conditional rebuild.


Let's assume the following code and 3 files matching the pattern "res/*/input.txt"

fn verify_resource(resource: &str) {

the generated code for this input resource will look like

fn verify_resource(resource: &str) {
fn verify_resource_res_set1_input_txt() { verify_resource("res/set1/input.txt".into()); }
fn verify_resource_res_set2_input_txt() { verify_resource("res/set2/input.txt".into()); }
fn verify_resource_res_set3_input_txt() { verify_resource("res/set3/input.txt".into()); }

Note: The trailing into() method-call permits users to implement the Into-Trait for auto-conversations.

Conditional Build Process

The test-function-generator shall be rerun every time a new resource-file is added or one of the existing ones have been changed.

The conditional build can be realized using the crate build-deps, expanding
a glob pattern such as res/*/input.txt and registering these elements in cargo-monitoring list. The user specifies a directory or a set of files, or a a filter-pattern to be watched by cargo process shall for changes. In case of changes, the build-process of the Rust-sources is re-run.

The following diagram illustrates the integration of the build-script into the conditional cargo build-process.

 <Diagram - Build Script Intregration>

GLOB Filter Pattern Examples

The filter may be a glob-pattern containing wildcards, for example:

"res/*" will enumerate all files/directories in directory "res/" and watching changes

"res/" - will add the directory itself to the watch-list, triggering a rerun in case new entities are added.

"res/**/*.protobuf" will traverse all sub-directories enumerating all protobuf files.

"res/**" will traverse all sub-directories enumerating all directories