Re: Dos and don'ts in C++ unit testing?

"Daniel T." <>
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:54:16 CST
"Rune Allnor" <> wrote:

Hi all.

I'm a hobby C++ programmer who have reached the point where
strain of testing and debugging code are about to outweigh the
fun and usefulness of my projects.

As is said in most books (e.g. "Pragmatic programmer"), "code a
little, test a lot."

However, this might be very good advice, but how does one go
about actually achieving this? There have to be things that are
smart to do, and others that are not at all smart to do? Books
that address such problems? Those I have found, deal with C#
or Java, not C++.

It sounds like you are asking about coding styles that will help
mitigate bugs rather than asking how to test code. Is that correct?

If so, then the advice you read about C# and Java generally also works
with C++ though a few extra things need to be done in the C++ case. We
have to also make sure that values are initialized with reasonable
defaults and make sure that dynamically allocated memory is returned to
the system.

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