Friday, October 20, 2006

Documentation for the unit tests API used by MySQL

For some time, MySQL has been using a unit test framework based on the Test Anything Protocol (TAP) used by Perl and PHP.

The framework consists of a C library that can be used to generate TAP output suitable for processing with, for example, the Test::Harness Perl module. In order to allow Test::Harness to execute the compiled programs, a simple wrapper called exists in the unittest/ directory in the MySQL server tree.

The documentation for the MyTAP API is available at, until I can find another home for it. All comments are welcome.