Re: [dev] Suckless unit testing in C?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:51:56 +0100

On 26 February 2015 at 09:26, Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
<> wrote:
>> A good example for this is how'd you develop a compiler for some
>> language: whenever an input program results in a compiler error/bug
>> that is non-conforming to the language standard, fix the bug in the
>> compiler implementation and record the specific input program as unit
>> test for future uses. During time your unit tests will grow an test
>> real world problems and not artificial programs that the developer
>> came up with while developing and that haven been rendered invalid
>> meanwhile.
> But in this case you are talking about functional test or test cases,
> I feel they are different to unit test, isn't it?

Depends. If you imagine the compiler as "unit", then the term "unit"
test would be adequate.

That's why I prefer to just call it test(s), rather. Different people
conglomerate different meanings of such terms...

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