In one of my packages, I often wanted to test for type stability and inferrability of the return type, but while relying on the mechanism of constant propagation. Unfortunately this is not covered by
Test.@inferred, so I decided to write my own adaption of that macro. Not only does it deal with constant propagation, the successful or failed inference also contributes to the actual passed or failed test count, rather than just throwing a generic error.
Another addition to the standard library
Test that I wanted is a
TestSet type that records the total execution time of a given testset.
I’ve now wrapped up both functionalities in the (not-yet-registered) package TestExtras.jl. Before registering this, I wanted to probe
- whether there is some general interest in this functionality,
- whether this could benefit from being moved to some more central Julia organisation,
- whether there are other common additions to the standard Test library that people use, have implemented or want to see, and if so, if there is any interest in bundling them together in this package, or a similar package with a different name,
- whether this could in time be considered as a PR to Test?