Archive for August, 2014


Interactive menus for UnitC++

UnitC++ has gone to version 1.1.0. The new feature is the addition of an interactive menu system. You run your tests declared using the TEST macro with the following code.

int main(int argc, char** argv)
  return UnitCpp::TestRegister::test_register().run_tests_interactive(

This will produce a menu which looks something like this;

0) All tests.

1) Maths
  2) "Maths:sqrt_results"
  3) "Maths:is_square"
  4) "Maths:sqrt_precondition"

5) MyString
  6) "MyString:length_test"
  7) "MyString:validity_test"

The numbers which you run the tests with can be input on the command line also, so utest.exe 0 will always run all of the tests.

See more at my sourceforge page


UnitC++ on SourceForge

My latest project, UnitC++ , is now live on SourceForge. Check it out here


Humour in the C++ standard

It’s nice to see that the C++ standard, while mostly dry, has a little humour in it. There is a limerick in section 14.7.3, 7. It goes like this;

When writing a specialization,
be careful about its location;
or to make it compile will be such a trial
as to kindle its self-immolation.

And according to Mostly Buggy in version C++0x FCD there was an amusing footnote in Section 29 Atomic operations library

29.1 General [atomics.general]
1 This Clause describes components for fine-grained atomic access. This access is provided via operations on atomic objects.341
341) Atomic objects are neither active nor radioactive.

But sadly in my copy (ISO IEC 14882) this was not included. It must have been taken out before the official standard was released.

There are according to Michael Wong two limericks in the standard, but I couldn’t find the second one (in the document, or on the internet).