FiveAM is a Test Framework whose goal is to be as simple as possible.

Author: Marco Baringer

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has the usual features you would expect from an xUnit style test framework [...] presents a more lispish macro interface.

Distinguishing Characteristics

  1. assert-equal, assert-eql, assert-true, etc. have been replaced by the single is macro which inspects its argument to determine how to test equality
  2. Tests and test suites are named via symbols, this allows tests with the same name to peacfully live together (in different packages), and makes removing or runing single tests easy.
  3. !, !! and !!! functions for easily re-running recently run tests.
  4. inter test dependencies
ASDF-install package (obsolete)


CL-USER> (def-suite my-suite :description "My Example Suite")
CL-USER> (in-suite my-suite)
(test my-tests
  (is (= 4 (+ 2 2)) "2 plus 2 wasn't equal to 4 (using #'= to test equality)")
  (is (= 0 (+ -1 1)))
      (error "Trying to add 4 to FOO didn't signal an error")
    (+ 'foo 4))
  (is (= 0 (+ 1 1)) "this should have failed"))
CL-USER> (run!)
 Did 4 checks.
    Pass: 3 (75%)
    Skip: 0 ( 0%)
    Fail: 1 (25%)

 Failure Details:
 MY-TESTS [Example]: 
      this should have failed.