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=== JSAPI Test Suite

The tests in this directory exercise the JSAPI.

--- Building and running the tests

If you built JS, you already built the tests.

If you did `make check` in your JS objdir, you already ran them.

The tests are built by default when you build JS. All the tests are compiled
into a single binary named jsapi-tests. They all run in a single process.

To run the tests in a debugger:

    cd $OBJDIR/jsapi-tests
    gdb ./jsapi-tests

--- Creating new tests

 1. You can either add to an existing test*.cpp file or make a new one.
    Copy an existing test and replace the body with your test code.
    The test harness provides `cx`, `rt`, and `global` for your use.

 2. If you made a new .cpp file, add it to the CPPSRCS list in

--- Writing test code

Here is a sample test:

    #include "tests.h"

        jsval v;
        EVAL("'42';", &v);

        JSString *str = JSVAL_TO_STRING(v);
        const char *bytes = JS_GetStringBytes(str);
        CHECK(strcmp(bytes, "42") == 0);
        return true;

The BEGIN_TEST and END_TEST macros bracket each test. By convention, the test
name is <testFilename>_<detail>. (The above test is in testIntString.cpp.)

The curly braces are required. This block is the body of a C++ member function
that returns JSBool. The test harness calls this member function
automatically. If the function returns true, the test passes. False, it fails.

JSAPI tests often need extra global C/C++ code: a JSClass, a getter or setter
function, a resolve hook. Put these before the BEGIN_TEST macro.

The body of the test can use these member variables and macros, defined in

    JSRuntime *rt;
    JSContext *cx;
    JSObject *global;

        The test framework creates these fresh for each test. The default
        environment has reasonable default settings, including
        JSOPTION_VAROBJFIX, JSOPTION_JIT, a global object of a class with
        JSCLASS_GLOBAL_FLAGS, and an error reporter that prints to stderr.
        See also "Custom test setup" below.

    EXEC(const char *code);

        Execute some JS code in global scope, using JS_EvaluateScript. Return
        false if that fails. (This means that if the code throws an uncaught JS
        exception, the test fails.)

    EVAL(const char *code, jsval *vp);

        Same as EXEC, but store the result value in *vp.

    CHECK(bool cond);

        If the condition is not true, print an error message and return false,
        failing the test.

    CHECK_SAME(jsval a, jsval b);

        If a and b are different values, print an error message and return
        false, failing the test.

        This is like CHECK(sameValue(a, b)) but with a more detailed error
        message. See sameValue below.

    bool knownFail;

        Set this to true if your test is known to fail. The test runner will
        print a TEST-KNOWN-FAIL line rather than a TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL
        line. This way you can check in a test illustrating a bug ahead of the

        If your test actually crashes the process or triggers an assertion,
        this of course will not help, so you should add something like

            knownFail = true;  // see bug 123456
            return false;  // the code below crashes!

        as the first two lines of the test.

    bool isNegativeZero(jsval v);
    bool isNaN(jsval v);


    bool sameValue(jsval v1, jsval v2);

        True if v1 and v2 are the same value according to the ES5 SameValue()
        function, to wit:

        SameValue(NaN, NaN) is true.
        SameValue(-0, 0) is false.
        Otherwise SameValue(a, b) iff a === b.

And see class jsvalRoot, also defined in tests.h.

--- Custom test setup

Before executing each test, the test framework calls the tests' init() member
function, which populates the rt, cx, and global member variables.

A test can customize the test setup process by overloading virtual member
functions, like this:

    JSClass globalClassWithResolve = { ... };

            jsvalRoot v;
            EVAL("v", v.addr());
            CHECK_SAME(v, JSVAL_VOID);
            return true;

        // Other class members can go here.

        // This one overloads a base-class method.
        virtual JSClass *getGlobalJSClass() {
            return &globalClassWithResolve;

The overloadable member functions are:

    virtual bool init();
    virtual void uninit();
    virtual JSRuntime * createRuntime();
    virtual JSContext * createContext();
    virtual JSClass * getGlobalClass();
    virtual JSObject * createGlobal();

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