[PD] pdtest - pd functional testing external

Louis-Philippe default at spiralix.org
Tue Sep 13 22:12:24 CEST 2011

Salut Mathieu,

the concept behind #expr-test.pd looks nice...  is this PureUnity?
I hadn't seen it before...  but anyway I think PureUnity and pdtest are
sufficiently different to both exist for their own purposes,
as PureUnity seems to compose tests in pd and pdtest does so in code with

thanks for the cue!


2011/9/13 Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>

> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Louis-Philippe wrote:
>  I looked around the pd ecosystem and didn't find much in terms of testing
>> facilities (please correct me if I'm wrong) and so I made an external with
>> special functional testing purposes.
>> Test suites are written in the very simple and easy to learn Lua
>> programming language, a test case resemble:
>> Suite("Example suite").case("Foobar").test("**FOO").should:equal("BAR")
>> I would appreciate feedback on the usability of its design.  It work
>> perfect for the external I need to test but I may not grasp what the
>> collective need for testing is, if one exist at all in the pd world anyway.
> regarde aussi #expr-test.pd et is.pd dans GridFlow.
>  http://gridflow.ca/
> J'avais aussi commencé un projet du nom de PureUnity, un système de tests
> hyper-abstrait... ça fait longtemps. Ces deux choses sont censées se
> rejoindre un jour, quand j'y mettrai le temps.
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