RCov - Code Coverage for Ruby
This is our fork of Mauricio Fernandez's RCov (maintained by Relevance).
Why does this fork exist?
- Ruby 1.9.1 Compatibility (in progress)
- Removal of REXML Dependency (the source of most of the RCov bugs, done)
gem install rcov
Bugs and Issues
rcov copyright (c) 2004-2006 Mauricio Fernandez email@example.com
Rcov is a code coverage tool for Ruby. It is commonly used for viewing overall test coverage of target code. It features:
- fast execution: 20-300 times faster than previous tools
- multiple analysis modes: standard, bogo-profile, "intentional testing", dependency analysis...
- detection of uncovered code introduced since the last run ("differential code coverage")
- fairly accurate coverage information through code linkage inference using simple heuristics
- cross-referenced XHTML and several kinds of text reports
- support for easy automation with Rake
- Ruby 1.8.6
- (recommended) C compiler: you can also use rcov without the rcovrt extension but rcov will be two orders of magnitude slower. The extension requires Ruby 1.8.6 or later.
De-compress the archive and enter its top directory. Then type:
($ su) # ruby setup.rb
This simple step installs rcov under the default location for Ruby libraries. You can also customize the installation by supplying some options to setup.rb. Try "ruby setup.rb --help".
A normal (rcovrt-enabled) install requires Ruby >= 1.8.6 and a working C toolchain; if you cannot compile Ruby extensions proceed as described below.
You might have to install a "development package" (often named ruby-dev or ruby1.8-dev), or alternatively build ruby from the sources, if the compiler cannot find the headers (ruby.h and friends).
Install without the rcovrt extension
($su ) # ruby setup.rb all --without-ext
will install rcov without building the rcovrt extension.
In the common scenario, your tests are under test/ and the target code (whose coverage you want) is in lib/. In that case, all you have to do is use rcov to run the tests (instead of testrb), and a number of XHTML files with the code coverage information will be generated, e.g.
rcov -Ilib test/*.rb
will execute all the .rb files under test/ and generate the code coverage report for the target code (i.e. for the files in lib/) under coverage/. The target code needs not be under lib/; rcov will detect is as long as it is require()d by the tests. rcov is smart enough to ignore "uninteresting" files: the tests themselves, files installed in Ruby's standard locations, etc. See rcov --help for the list of regexps rcov matches filenames against.
rcov can also be used from Rake; see readme_for_rake or the RDoc documentation for more information. The Rakefile included in rcov's sources holds a few tasks that run rcov on itself, producing a number of reports. You can try
preferably after a full install or
ruby setup.rb config ruby setup.rb setup
so that the rcovrt extension can be used to speed up the process. This will generate a cross-referenced XHTML report under coverage/.
rcov can output information in several formats, and perform different kinds of analyses in addition to plain code coverage. See rcov --help for a description of the available options.
rcov is licensed under the same terms as Ruby. See LICENSE.
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