Sunday, August 30, 2009

F# unit testing and code coverage

And you thought it was going to be easy to get full coverage of functional code... Try this little example, assuming a Haskell-like Either<'a,'b>:

Feed it "dummy.txt" for the happy case, and something like "!!" for the bad case -- and you have an uncovered code-point for the untaken branch of the pattern -- i.e. rethrow any other exception type.

Then take that second case

from which NCover reveals we have hidden classes like <StartupCode$Tinesware-InfrastructureTests>.$Tests+ExpandFileWithJunkShouldFail@24 and <StartupCode$Tinesware-InfrastructureTests>.$Tests+ExpandFileWithJunkShouldFail@24-1 where the module is Tinesware.InfrastructureTests, the file Tests.fs and the Assert call is on line 24 of the file. And the first is 100% covered and the second is 0% covered.

The Feb 2010 CTP only generates 1 indirecting class on that line, according to Reflector, the @24 one and not the @24-1 one.

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