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// This source file is part of the open source project
// Copyright (c) 2014 - 2016 Apple Inc. and the Swift project authors
// Licensed under Apache License v2.0 with Runtime Library Exception
// See for license information
// See for the list of Swift project authors
// XCTestCase.swift
// Base class for test cases
/// This is a compound type used by `XCTMain` to represent tests to run. It combines an
/// `XCTestCase` subclass type with the list of test case methods to invoke on the class.
/// This type is intended to be produced by the `testCase` helper function.
/// - seealso: `testCase`
/// - seealso: `XCTMain`
public typealias XCTestCaseEntry = (testCaseClass: XCTestCase.Type, allTests: [(String, (XCTestCase) throws -> Void)])
// A global pointer to the currently running test case. This is required in
// order for XCTAssert functions to report failures.
internal var XCTCurrentTestCase: XCTestCase?
/// An instance of this class represents an individual test case which can be
/// run by the framework. This class is normally subclassed and extended with
/// methods containing the tests to run.
/// - seealso: `XCTMain`
open class XCTestCase: XCTest {
private let testClosure: (XCTestCase) throws -> Void
/// The name of the test case, consisting of its class name and the method
/// name it will run.
open override var name: String {
return _name
/// A private setter for the name of this test case.
private var _name: String
open override var testCaseCount: Int {
return 1
/// The set of expectations made upon this test case.
internal var _allExpectations = [XCTestExpectation]()
/// An internal object implementing performance measurements.
internal var _performanceMeter: PerformanceMeter?
open override var testRunClass: AnyClass? {
return XCTestCaseRun.self
open override func perform(_ run: XCTestRun) {
guard let testRun = run as? XCTestCaseRun else {
fatalError("Wrong XCTestRun class.")
XCTCurrentTestCase = self
XCTCurrentTestCase = nil
/// The designated initializer for SwiftXCTest's XCTestCase.
/// - Note: Like the designated initializer for Apple XCTest's XCTestCase,
/// `-[XCTestCase initWithInvocation:]`, it's rare for anyone outside of
/// XCTest itself to call this initializer.
public required init(name: String, testClosure: @escaping (XCTestCase) throws -> Void) {
_name = "\(type(of: self)).\(name)"
self.testClosure = testClosure
/// Invoking a test performs its setUp, invocation, and tearDown. In
/// general this should not be called directly.
open func invokeTest() {
do {
try testClosure(self)
} catch {
withDescription: "threw error \"\(error)\"",
inFile: "<EXPR>",
atLine: 0,
expected: false)
/// Records a failure in the execution of the test and is used by all test
/// assertions.
/// - Parameter description: The description of the failure being reported.
/// - Parameter filePath: The file path to the source file where the failure
/// being reported was encountered.
/// - Parameter lineNumber: The line number in the source file at filePath
/// where the failure being reported was encountered.
/// - Parameter expected: `true` if the failure being reported was the
/// result of a failed assertion, `false` if it was the result of an
/// uncaught exception.
open func recordFailure(withDescription description: String, inFile filePath: String, atLine lineNumber: Int, expected: Bool) {
withDescription: description,
inFile: filePath,
atLine: lineNumber,
expected: expected)
// FIXME: Apple XCTest does not throw a fatal error and crash the test
// process, it merely prevents the remainder of a testClosure
// from expecting after it's been determined that it has already
// failed. The following behavior is incorrect.
// FIXME: No regression tests exist for this feature. We may break it
// without ever realizing.
if !continueAfterFailure {
fatalError("Terminating execution due to test failure")
/// Setup method called before the invocation of any test method in the
/// class.
open class func setUp() {}
/// Teardown method called after the invocation of every test method in the
/// class.
open class func tearDown() {}
open var continueAfterFailure: Bool {
get {
return true
set {
// TODO: When using the Objective-C runtime, XCTest is able to throw an exception from an assert and then catch it at the frame above the test method.
// This enables the framework to effectively stop all execution in the current test.
// There is no such facility in Swift. Until we figure out how to get a compatible behavior,
// we have decided to hard-code the value of 'true' for continue after failure.
/// Wrapper function allowing an array of static test case methods to fit
/// the signature required by `XCTMain`
/// - seealso: `XCTMain`
public func testCase<T: XCTestCase>(_ allTests: [(String, (T) -> () throws -> Void)]) -> XCTestCaseEntry {
let tests: [(String, (XCTestCase) throws -> Void)] = { ($0.0, test($0.1)) }
return (T.self, tests)
/// Wrapper function for the non-throwing variant of tests.
/// - seealso: `XCTMain`
public func testCase<T: XCTestCase>(_ allTests: [(String, (T) -> () -> Void)]) -> XCTestCaseEntry {
let tests: [(String, (XCTestCase) throws -> Void)] = { ($0.0, test($0.1)) }
return (T.self, tests)
private func test<T: XCTestCase>(_ testFunc: @escaping (T) -> () throws -> Void) -> (XCTestCase) throws -> Void {
return { testCaseType in
guard let testCase = testCaseType as? T else {
fatalError("Attempt to invoke test on class \(T.self) with incompatible instance type \(type(of: testCaseType))")
try testFunc(testCase)()