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Unit testing framework ('dunit')

Allows to define unittests simply as methods which names start
with 'test'.
The only thing necessary to create a unit test class, is to
declare the mixin TestMixin inside the class. This will register
the class and its test methods for the test runner.

License:   <a href="">Boost License 1.0</a>.
Authors:   Juan Manuel Cabo
Version:   0.6
Source:    dunit.d
Last update: 2012-03-21

         Copyright Juan Manuel Cabo 2012.
Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0.
   (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at

module ExampleTests;
import std.stdio, std.string;
import core.thread;
import dunit;

//Minimal example:
class ATestClass {
    mixin TestMixin;

    void testExample() {
        assertEquals("bla", "b"~"la");

 * Look!! no test base class needed!!
class AbcTest {
    //This declaration here is the only thing needed to mark a class 
    //as a unit test class:
    mixin TestMixin;

    //Variable members that start with 'test' are allowed.
    public int testN = 3;
    public int testM = 4;

    //Any method whose name starts with 'test' is run as a unit test:
    //(NOTE: this is bound at compile time, there is no overhead).
    public void test1() {

    public void test2() {
        //You can use D's assert() function:
        assert(1 == 2 / 2);
        //Or dunit convenience asserts (just edit dunit.d to add more):
        assertEquals(1, 2/2);
        //The expected and actual values will be shown in the output:
        assertEquals("my string looks dazzling", "my dtring looks sazzling");

    //Test methods with default arguments work, as long as they can 
    //be called without arguments, ie: as testDefaultArguments() for instance:
    public void testDefaultArguments(int a=4, int b=3) {

    //Even if the method is private to the unit test class, it is still run.
    private void test5(int a=4) {

    //This test was disabled just by adding an underscore to the name:
    public void _testAnother() {
        assert(false, "fails");

    //Optional initialization and de-initialization. 
    //  setUp() and tearDown() are called around each individual test.
    //  setUpClass() and tearDownClass() are called once around the whole unit test.
    public void setUp() {
    public void tearDown() {
    public void setUpClass() {
    public void tearDownClass() {

class DerivedTest : AbcTest {
    mixin TestMixin;

    //Base class tests will be run!!!!!!
    //You can for instance override setUpClass() and change the target 
    //implementation of a family of classes that you are testing.
    //For instance: Run a set of tests against all derived classes of 
    //the Stream class.  You do this by keeping all the tests in a parent
    //test class, and creating a derived TestFixture for each one,
    //that all it has to do is instantiate the instance under test in the
    //overriden setUpClass().

 * You can write asynchronous tests too!! Test those socket listeners of
 * yours, or your active thread objects, etc.!! 
class AsynchronousTestExample {
    mixin TestMixin;
    Thread theThread;
    bool threadDidItsThing;

    //Prepare the test:
    void setUp() {
        threadDidItsThing = false;
        theThread = new Thread(&threadFunction);

    void tearDown() {
        theThread = null;

    void threadFunction() {
        threadDidItsThing = true;

    void testThreadActuallyRuns() {
        assertEquals(false, threadDidItsThing);

        //Start the thread

        //Assert that within a period of time (500ms by default), the variable 
        //threadDidItsThing gets toggled:
        assertWithTimeout({return threadDidItsThing;});

version = DUnit;

version(DUnit) {

    //-All you need to run the tests, is to declare
    //      mixin DUnitMain.
    //-You can alternatively call 
    //      dunit.runTests_Progress();      for java style results 
    //                                      output (SHOWS COLORS IF IN UNIX !!!)
    // or   
    //      dunit.runTests_Tree();          for a more verbose output
    //from your main function.

    mixin DUnitMain;
    //void main() {dunit.runTests_Tree();}

} else {
    int main (string[] args) {

 * Alternatively, you can run your DUnit tests when passing -unittest 
 * to the compiler. This only needs to be declared once for the whole 
 * application, and will run all the tests in all modules before the
 * application starts:
unittest {


Run this file with (works in Windows/Linux):

    dmd exampleTests.d dunit.d

The output will be (java style):

    There were 2 failures:
    1) test2(AbcTest)core.exception.AssertError@exampleTests.d(61): 
       Expected: 'my string looks dazzling', but was: 'my dtring looks sazzling'
    2) test2(DerivedTest)core.exception.AssertError@exampleTests.d(61): 
       Expected: 'my string looks dazzling', but was: 'my dtring looks sazzling'

    Tests run: 10,  Failures: 2,  Errors: 0

If you use the more verbose method dunit.runTests_Tree(), then the output is:

    Unit tests: 
            OK:   0.01 ms  testExample()
            OK:   0.00 ms  test1()
            FAILED: test2(): core.exception.AssertError@exampleTests.d(62): 
                    Expected: 'my string looks dazzling', but was: 
                    'my dtring looks sazzling'
            OK:   0.00 ms  testDefaultArguments()
            OK:   0.00 ms  test5()
            OK:   0.01 ms  test1()
            FAILED: test2(): core.exception.AssertError@exampleTests.d(62): 
                    Expected: 'my string looks dazzling', but was: 
                    'my dtring looks sazzling'
            OK:   0.00 ms  testDefaultArguments()
            OK:   0.00 ms  test5()
            OK:  11.00 ms  testThreadActuallyRuns()


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