XCTest


(James Campbell) #1

I would love to propose we add more BDD styled testability like RSpec
http://rspec.info/

It makes reading tests for specific behaviour easier to read as it can be
nested withoin contexts. Adding a first class mocking library would be
great since it is very hard to do this with Swift's static typing.

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(Brian Gesiak) #2

Thanks for raising this issue, James!

Similar opinions were expressed by others when the Swift Evolution proposal
SE-0019, "Swift Testing", was being discussed.

- Review of the proposal on the mailing list:
https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20160111/006197.html
- Comments on the GitHub pull request to add the proposal:
https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/pull/51

I think there was a general consensus that as long as the package manager's
testing support was generic enough, it would allow third-parties to build
testing frameworks in any style, including RSpec's. The accepted proposal
will initially only support XCTest, with consideration for third-party
framework support to come later. At that later point, I'm sure RSpec-style
frameworks for Swift will emerge from the larger open-source community.

In the meantime, swift-corelibs-xctest's goal remains the same: API parity
with Objective-C XCTest. Adopting RSpec-style syntax is a non-goal for that
project.

- Brian Gesiak

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On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 2:34 PM, James Campbell via swift-evolution < swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

I would love to propose we add more BDD styled testability like RSpec
http://rspec.info/

It makes reading tests for specific behaviour easier to read as it can be
nested withoin contexts. Adding a first class mocking library would be
great since it is very hard to do this with Swift's static typing.

*___________________________________*

*James⎥Lead Engineer*

*james@supmenow.com <james@supmenow.com>⎥supmenow.com
<http://supmenow.com>*

*Sup*

*Runway East *

*10 Finsbury Square*

*London*

* EC2A 1AF *

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