Test::Unit - "exit" exception/command?


#1

I’m writing a suite of tests for an sms application.

Because I want to properly test the functionality, it does try to send
real messages, but with a dummy flag attached.

This is fine, except the dummy flag is kept in the database,
(so it isn’t loaded until the fixtures load)
(otherwise I’d do a raise in my test_helper definition.)

I’ve defined an assertion called assert_not_live!,
which is fine,
it stops the TestCase that happens to be running,
but really if such a catastrophic failure occurs,
I want to stop the whole suite…

is there an exception I can raise which deliberately breaks the test
runner or perhaps rake container?


#2

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:04:30 +0900, Matthew R. wrote:

which is fine,
it stops the TestCase that happens to be running,
but really if such a catastrophic failure occurs,
I want to stop the whole suite…

I was looking for the same thing the other day, I think it would be nice
to have… I think there could be some way by sending the FINISHED
signal to the testrunner but I’m not sure. Just re-raising your request
:slight_smile:

BTW, what did you do to stop the testcase?


#3

gabriele renzi wrote:

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:04:30 +0900, Matthew R. wrote:

BTW, what did you do to stop the testcase?

I think I mis-stated that.
I think of each test as a “test case”.
Which it is.


#4

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 01:40:25 +0900, Matthew R. wrote:

gabriele renzi wrote:

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:04:30 +0900, Matthew R. wrote:

BTW, what did you do to stop the testcase?

I think I mis-stated that.
I think of each test as a “test case”.
Which it is.

Ah, I see, and yes, I do agree with you, too bad TestCase is not named
something else :confused: