Marco Wahl 069bcba529 org: Fix functionality of org-insert-heading 4 days ago
examples 9e8215f4a5 ob-C.el: Fix missing C, C++ declaration 8 months ago
jump @ 820bb7d81b a9f3c9fe11 now using newer version of jump.el -- run $ git submodule update 11 years ago
lisp 069bcba529 org: Fix functionality of org-insert-heading 4 days ago
.gitignore 1b6de8fad5 ignore org-id file generated during testing 9 years ago
README 2b00d62816 Change bracket link escape syntax 2 years ago
org-batch-test-init.el 1a480e01a4 Remove redundant 'function's around lambda 10 months ago
org-test.el 379e22bfcc Merge branch 'maint' 4 months ago


# -*- mode:org -*-
#+TITLE: Org mode Testing
#+PROPERTY: header-args:emacs-lisp :results silent

* Dependencies

The only dependency is [[][ERT]] the Emacs testing library which ships with
Emacs24. If you are running an older version of Emacs and don't
already have ERT installed it can be installed from its old [[][git

* Non-interactive batch testing from the command line

The simplest way to run the Org mode test suite is from the command
line with the following invocation. Note that the paths below are
relative to the base of the Org mode directory.

Also note that many of the current tests uses babel evaluation...

#+BEGIN_SRC sh :dir (expand-file-name "..")
# For Emacs earlier than 24, add -L /path/to/ert
emacs -Q --batch \
-L lisp/ -L testing/ -L testing/lisp -l lisp/org.el \
-l lisp/org-id.el -l testing/org-test.el \
--eval "(progn (org-reload) (setq org-confirm-babel-evaluate nil) \
(org-babel-do-load-languages 'org-babel-load-languages \
'((emacs-lisp . t) (shell . t) (org . t))))" \
-f org-test-run-batch-tests

The options in the above command are explained below.

| -Q | ignores any personal configuration ensuring a vanilla Emacs instance is used |
| --batch | runs Emacs in "batch" mode with no gui and termination after execution |
| -l | loads Org mode and the Org mode test suite defined in testing/org-test.el |
| --eval | reloads Org mode and allows evaluation of code blocks by the tests |
| -f | actually runs the tests using the `org-test-run-batch-tests' function |

* Trigger the tests with 'make'

** Recompile all

Target ~test~ can be used to trigger a test run. The tests start
after cleaning up and recompilation.

#+BEGIN_SRC sh :dir (expand-file-name "..") :results silent
make test

See ../mk/ for details.

** Test dirty

The 'dirty' targets are for recompiling without cleaning and
rebuilding everything. This usually speeds up the recompilation
considerably. Note that this speed up comes to the price of possibly
weird errors due to the unclean build.

The dirty target for testing is called ~test-dirty~.

#+BEGIN_SRC sh :dir (expand-file-name "..") :results silent
make test-dirty

** Select tests by regexp

Variable ~BTEST_RE~ can be set to limit the tests which are performed.
~BTEST_RE~ is interpreted as regexp.


#+begin_src shell
make BTEST_RE='test-.*-inlinetask' test-dirty


selected tests: test-.*-inlinetask
Running 2 tests (2017-12-28 15:04:45+0100)
passed 1/2 test-org-export/handle-inlinetasks
passed 2/2 test-org-inlinetask/goto-end

Ran 2 tests, 2 results as expected (2017-12-28 15:04:45+0100)

* Interactive testing from within Emacs

To run the Org mode test suite from a current Emacs instance simply
load and run the test suite with the following commands.

1) First load the test suite.
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :var here=(buffer-file-name)
(add-to-list 'load-path (file-name-directory here))
(require 'org-test)

2) Load required Babel languages
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(mapc (lambda (lang) (add-to-list 'org-babel-load-languages (cons lang t)))
'(emacs-lisp shell org))

3) Then run the test suite. Babel evaluation confirmation is disabled
and ~C-c C-c~ is enabled while running the tests.
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(let (org-babel-no-eval-on-ctrl-c-ctrl-c

When a test fails, run it interactively and investigate the problem
in the ERT results buffer.

To run one test: Use this as a demo example of a failing test
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(ert-deftest test-org/org-link-encode-ascii-character-demo-of-fail ()
(should (string= "%5B" ; Expecting %5B is correct.
(org-link-encode "[")))
(should (string= "%5C" ; Expecting %5C is wrong, %5D correct.
(org-link-encode "]"))))
or evaluate the ~ert-deftest form~ of the test you want to run.
Then ~M-x ert RET
test-org/org-link-encode-ascii-character-demo-of-fail RET~. When
not visible yet switch to the ERT results buffer named ~*ert*~.
When a test failed the ERT results buffer shows the details of the
first ~should~ that failed. See ~(info "(ert)Running Tests
Interactively")~ on how to re-run, start the debugger etc.

To run several tests: ~M-x ert RET "" RET~.

To run all tests of a single test file: ~M-x ert-delete-all-tests
RET~ and confirm. ~M-x load-file RET testing/lisp/.el RET
M-x ert RET t RET~.

Consider to set
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(setq pp-escape-newlines nil)
before running the test when looking at ~should~ in the ERT results
buffer. Especially when using ~l~ to look at passed test results
and possibly missing an appropriate setting of ~pp-escape-newlines~
made only temporarily for the running time of the test as
e. g. tests using ~org-test-table-target-expect-tblfm~ do.

* Troubleshooting

- If the variable ~org-babel-no-eval-on-ctrl-c-ctrl-c~ is non-nil then
it will result in some test failure, as there are tests which rely
on this behavior.