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Pythonic library for QuickCheck-style randomized testing and SmallCheck-style exhaustive testing of the same test suite.

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DoubleCheck
===========

A library for property-based testing in two different ways:

1. "QuickCheck" - randomly generated inputs
2. "SmallCheck" - exhaustively enumerated inputs

These testing approaches are named for the pioneering Haskell libraries.  The two
approaches truly shine when used together - once a property is found to be
refutable by some probably-huge-and-crazy random input, it is often worth investing 
the CPU time to find the _smallest_ counterexample.

This library is a brand new work-in-progress (see commit log for dates) with known
issues:

 - Does not have randomly generated strings just yet.
 - No existential quantification yet, but smallcheck does allow it!
 - Needs more thorough testing.
 - Needs to be able to test that a property always throws an exception.
 - Needs lots more combinators.
 - Needs one-liner interface rather than checking status of test cases.


Installation & Usage
--------------------

(TODO: Describe in more detail. For now, read doublecheck/gen.py and doublecheck/prop.py)

    $ pip install doublecheck
    $ python
    >>> from doublecheck import * 
    >>> ForAll(lambda i: i > 0, PosInts()).quickcheck(100000).status
    'Certain'


Further Reading & Related Projects
----------------------------------

The original libraries.

 - [QuickCheck]() ([mirrored on github](https://github.com/darcs-mirrors/QuickCheck) if you'd like to fork it)
 - [SmallCheck and Lazy SmallCheck](http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/fp/smallcheck/) ([also on github](https://github.com/feuerbach/smallcheck))

There are also already a few python libraries inspired by QuickCheck. None seem to take
the approach of a full port, and certainly none include SmallCheck-style exhaustive testing.

 - [PayCheck](https://github.com/markchadwick/paycheck) 
 - [qc.py](https://github.com/dbravender/qc)

Essentially every language has multiple implementations.
Here are some that I think are worth checking out.

 - [ScalaCheck](https://github.com/rickynils/scalacheck) (Scala)
 - [jsqc](https://github.com/sakari/jsqc) (JavaScript) 
 - [QueenCheck](https://github.com/rosylilly/QueenCheck) (Ruby)
 - [Rantly](https://github.com/hayeah/rantly) (Ruby)
 - [Triq](https://github.com/krestenkrab/triq) (Erlang)


Copyright & License
-------------------
Copyright 2012- Kenneth Knowles

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use
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