main-tester

Capture stdout/stderr/exit code, and replace stdin of your main function. https://gitlab.com/igrep/main-tester#readme

Version on this page:0.1.0.0
LTS Haskell 16.3:0.2.0.1
Stackage Nightly 2020-06-29:0.2.0.1
Latest on Hackage:0.2.0.1

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Apache-2.0 licensed by Yuji Yamamoto
Maintained by [email protected]

Module documentation for 0.1.0.0

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main-tester

Capture stdout/stderr/exit code, and replace stdin of your main function.

Why?

Against the best practice, I often prefer large, end-to-end (E2E) tests.
Because:

  • E2E tests can directly test your users’ requirement.
  • E2E tests can detect bugs caused by misassumption of external components
    • Which happenes relatively more often than the others, according to my experience.
  • I often write small programs where E2E tests are sufficient.

This library main-tester provides utility functions for E2E testing of your CLI applications.
With main-tester, You can test your apps with arbitrary stdin data, check their output and exit code.

Comparison with silently and System.IO.Fake

  • Can test exit code of your main.
  • All input and outputs are strict bytestrings except the command line arguments, which is very important when testing with non-UTF8 input and output.
  • Currently doesn’t support suppressing stdout and stderr (Pull request welcome!).

Changes

0.1.0.0

  • Initial release.