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ffigen testing

Running Tests

  1. Some tests require that dynamic libraries be built before running the tests. You can do so with:

    dart run test/setup.dart
  2. Run the tests with:

    dart test


Some tests verify that the generated Dart FFI bindings match a golden file.

For example, the test test/native_test/native_test.dart works by:

  1. Loading the dynamic library for test/native_test/native_test.c (which was generated by dart run test/setup.dart).

  2. Generating binding files for that dynamic library in the test/debug_generated directory.

  3. Comparing the golden file (i.e. test/native_test/_expected_native_test_bindings.dart) to the generated file and generating a test failure if they do not match.

  4. Using the golden bindings to excercise the dynamic library.

If you modify any source for a dynamic library (e.g. any .c, .h or .m files), then you should run:

   dart run test/setup.dart  # Rebuild the dynamic libraries.
   dart run test/regen.dart  # Rebuild the golden FFI bindings.

If you modify any code that changes how FFI bindings are generated, then you should run:

dart run test/regen.dart  # Rebuild the golden FFI bindings.

A conservative way to run tests is with:

dart run test/setup.dart && dart run test/regen.dart && dart test

Note: you should verify that the changes to the golden bindings are reasonable with git diff.