[webkit-dev] Why is gtest in the Source directory?
levin at chromium.org
Thu May 12 11:33:39 PDT 2011
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> Here's a straw-man proposal:
-- All testing code. Do test harnesses go here too?
Layout/ # Would be nice to have a better name since these test much
> more than Layout
with a directory structure that mirrors Source for the tests
-- Only the source code necessary for building WebKit.
In this organization, gtest probably doesn't belong in Source because
> it's not a dependency of WebKit.
I agree but I felt like it lacked explicit definition, so I added some.
> It probably belongs somewhere in
> Tests. Maybe inside the Unit directory somewhere?
I think so. I wonder why we wouldn't put all tests related code under Tests.
For example WebKitTestRunner, DumpRenderTree, CSSTestSuiteHarness seem to
fit in that category and be similar in some ways to gtest in that they are
the test harness.
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Dmitry Lomov <dslomov at google.com> wrote:
> > I think more important issue to consider is should WebKit unit-tests
> > (TestWebKitAPI) live under Tools.
> > Unit-tests evolve with the product and an organic part of it - it doesn't
> > feel that they constitute a "tool".
> > Three possible locations come to mind:
> > - ./Tests - separate top-level directory, sibling to Source and
> > - ./Source/Test - separate directory, but under Source to emphasize that
> > tests are part of the source code
> > - Scattered around by the files that tests test, as David suggests.
> > In terms of gtest directory placement, I think it is nice to have all
> > third-party libraries live in the same place.
> > What do people think?
> > Kind regards,
> > Dmitry
> > On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM, David Levin <levin at chromium.org> wrote:
> >> It sounds like you have a helpful mental mapping for what belongs in
> >> directory that we haven't written anywhere. Perhaps you could write it
> >> and send it to webkit-dev so that we can make it a common model.
> >> It feels like a related topic is why are the unit tests under Tools as
> >> opposed to being by the files that they test. Being by the files they
> >> would make them easier to find and change as needed. (For an example of
> >> where this is done,
> >> see http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Tools/Scripts/webkitpy/commonwhere
> >> there is file.py and file_unittest.py)
> >> dave
> >> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Dan Bernstein <mitz at apple.com> wrote:
> >>> Is gtest required to build any of the WebKit ports? If not, can it be
> >>> moved out of Source and into Tools?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> —Dan
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