Re: simple boost::test, undefined reference to main

James Kanze <>
Mon, 6 Sep 2010 03:53:01 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 2, 11:30 pm, "Francesco S. Carta" <> wrote:

suresh <>, on 02/09/2010 15:15:13, wrote:


it works with -lboost_unit_test_framework linking option.

It seems strange to me that you have to use those defines.

Just a guess, but it wouldn't surprise me that it is the
-lboost_unit_test_framework which results in main being defined.
(I'm not familiar with boost::test either, but in the unit test
frameworks that I've seen, "main" is provided by the framework,
and not by the client code. And without the
-lboost_unit_test_framework, at least under Unix, you don't get
all of the framework.)


Now, I have not heard about other simpler test libraries..can you
mention them?

Sure, here is one which seems pretty straightforward and small:

There might be others hanging around on the net, search for "c++ unit test"

Google has one, which from what I've heard, is very similar to

James Kanze

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