[erlang-questions] clarify: init_per_suite/0 in Common Test

Peter Andersson <>
Thu May 31 12:12:47 CEST 2012


Hi,

I suppose Bengt's asking if you can use an info function also with
init_per_suite. Answer is yes, and it's documented in the user's
guide, chapter 4.14:

http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/common_test/write_test_chapter.html#id71329

We should add info also in the reference manual that what goes for the
testcase info function, "Testcase()", is valid for config functions
init/end_per_suite/group too.

Thanks!

Best regards,
Peter

Ericsson AB, Erlang/OTP


2012/5/31, Abdul Fattah Mahran <>:
> Hi Bengt,
> It is documented
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/common_test.html#Module:init_per_suite-1
>
> Module:init_per_suite(Config) -> NewConfig | {skip,Reason} |
> {skip_and_save,Reason,SaveConfig}
>
> Types:
>  Config = NewConfig = SaveConfig = [{Key,Value}]
>   Key = atom()
>   Value = term()
>   Reason = term()
>
>  OPTIONAL
>
> This configuration function is called as the first function in the suite.
> It typically contains initializations which are common for all test cases
> in the suite, and which shall only be done once. The Config parameter is
> the configuration data which can be modified here. Whatever is returned
> from this function is given as Config to all configuration functions and
> test cases in the suite. If {skip,Reason} is returned, all test cases in
> the suite will be skipped and Reason printed in the overview log for the
> suite.
>
> For information on save_config and skip_and_save, please see Dependencies
> between Test Cases and
> Suites<http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/common_test/dependencies_chapter.html#save_config>in
> the User's Guide.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> best regards,
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Bengt Kleberg
> <>wrote:
>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> There is no Module:init_per_suite/0 documented for Common Test test
>> suites. Should it be?
>>
>>
>> bengt
>>
>>
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> --
> Thanks
> Best Regards,
> Abd El-Fattah Mahran
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