lisp-unit is a Common Lisp library that supports unit testing. It is an extension of the library written by Chris Riesbeck. There is a long history of testing packages in Lisp, usually called "regression" testers. More recent packages in Lisp and other languages have been inspired by JUnit for Java.
- Written in portable Common Lisp
- Loadable as a single file
- Loadable with ASDF or Quicklisp
- Simple to define and run tests
- Redefine functions and macros without reloading tests
- Test return values, printed output, macro expansions, and conditions
- Fine-grained control over the testing output
- Store all test results in a database object that can be examined
- Group tests by package for modularity
- Group tests using tags
- Signal test completion and return results with the condition.
- Floating point predicates
- Test Anything Protocol output
How to use lisp-unit
- Load (or compile and load) as a single file :
- Load using Quicklisp :
- Load using ASDF :
- Version 1.1.0 : Summarize test from multiple packages
- Version 1.2.0 : Improve integration with IDE (mainly SLIME)
Contributions to lisp-unit are noted in the wiki. Please let me know if any contributions have not been acknowledged.