2004.10.01 09:59 "[Tiff] quad-tile", by Joris Van Damme

2004.10.02 16:57 "Re: [Tiff] quad-tile", by Bob Friesenhahn

Until recently, I have both rolled my own test framework, and built upon Perl's excellent test framework. Most recently I have started using Automake's simple test framework. Automake's simple test framework is tedious to use for large numbers of tests, but produces a useful summary at the end.

Recently Autoconf introduced a test framework called "Autotest" (see "Generating Test Suites with Autotest" in the Autoconf docs). I am advised that Autotest will be the preferred test framework for the future. Perhaps libtiff should be using this framework?

Creating an Autotest test suite appears to be similar to creating an Autoconf configure script since they are both based on m4-macros. The result is a shell script which is not coupled to the Makefile.


Bob Friesenhahn