This makes node Test Anything Protocol test runner output nicely readable, like so:
To use it, simply
npm install tap-prettify and then use the
tap-prettify executable instead of
tap to run your tests.
Here's the help documentation for
Usage: tap-prettify <options> <files> Run the files as tap tests, parse the output, and report the results nicely. If the only file provided is -, this program will prettify the tap stream from stdin. Options: --stderr Print standard error output of tests to standard error. --gc Expose the garbage collector to tests. --timeout Maximum time to wait for a subtest, in seconds. Default: 30 --version Print the version of node tap-prettify. --help Print this help.
See the tap README for more guidance on how to use tap to write tests.
tap-prettify module inherits everything from the
module, so you can use it as a substitute if needed.
Unfortunately, the tap specification is rather barebones; for
example, it doesn't have a concept of testing multiple files. Because of
this, while I originally set out to make
tap-prettify a tap consumer
that could read from any tap stream—regardless of whether it was
node-tap in particular—I ended up having to couple the
program fairly tightly to
node-tap's specific tap stream format in
order to generate the most useful output.