[rspec-users] Testing c code with rspec?

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Sun Aug 26 23:45:24 EDT 2007


Ben Mabey wrote:
> Hey all,
> Has any one ever tested or try to test c code with rspec?  I am using 
> system calls to my compiled c program and testing against the standard 
> output but I would like to get a lot more granular than this.  I have 
> experimented with using RubyInline to test individual functions and that 
> works on functions that are not calling other c functions.  I have some 
> other ideas on how to do this but they all seem around about ways... I 
> have never used RubyInline before nor have I integrated c or c++ with 
> Ruby before so I'm guessing there is a much better way to go about 
> this.   Any ideas/suggestions on how to best test c code with rSpec?  
> Thanks,
> Ben
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Hmm.. I'm looking into SWIG right now and it is looking promising....  
 From what I am reading it doesn't look like it would be too hard to 
test c with rspec via SWIG.  I'd still be curious about any suggestions 
everyone else might have.  Thanks,
Ben


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