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C/C++ Tests

GoogleTest is the C++ testing framework used to test C/C++ code in Blender.

Building of tests must be enabled using the WITH_GTESTS CMake build option, tests can then be run with make test.

Test Executables

Unit tests are bundled in one executable per module, for example blenlib_test. Integration tests that depend on other Blender modules are built as part of the blender_test executable.

The tests executables are output to bin/tests/ in the build directory.

Test Source Files

Test code is located in tests/ folders in modules, next to the source files for the module.

Details are described in the Tests section of the C++ style guide.


The tests for Blender's path utilities: blenlib/intern/path_util.c

Test file located in: blenlib/tests/

The test can be executed from the build directory: ./bin/tests/blenlib_test

And produces output, for example:

[==========] Running 3 tests from 1 test case.
[----------] Global test environment set-up.
[----------] 3 tests from path_util
[ RUN      ] path_util.PathUtilClean
[       OK ] path_util.PathUtilClean (0 ms)
[ RUN      ] path_util.PathUtilFrame
[       OK ] path_util.PathUtilFrame (0 ms)
[ RUN      ] path_util.PathUtilSplitDirfile
[       OK ] path_util.PathUtilSplitDirfile (0 ms)
[----------] 3 tests from path_util (0 ms total)

[----------] Global test environment tear-down
[==========] 3 tests from 1 test case ran. (0 ms total)
[  PASSED  ] 3 tests.

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