Unit testing framework for C

Check is a unit testing framework for C. It features a simple interface for defining unit tests, putting little in the way of the developer.

Tests are run in a separate address space, so Check can catch both assertion failures and code errors that cause segmentation faults or other signals.

The output from unit tests can be used within source code editors and IDEs.

Download
Download from Github.

git clone https://github.com/libcheck/check

Installation
Check has the following dependencies:
* automake-1.9.6 (1.11.3 on OS X if you are using /usr/bin/ar)
* autoconf-2.59
* libtool-1.5.22
* pkg-config-0.20
* texinfo-4.7 (for documentation)
* tetex-bin (or any texinfo-compatible TeX installation, for documentation)
* POSIX sed

The versions specified may be higher than those actually needed.

autoconf

autoreconf --install
./configure
make
make check

If you ever change something during development, run autoreconf again (without –install), and it will perform the minimum set of actions necessary.

cmake

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../
make
CTEST_OUTPUT_ON_FAILURE=1 make test

Linking against Check
Check uses variadic macros in check.h, and the strict C90 options for gcc will complain about this. In gcc 4.0 and above you can turn this off explicitly with -Wno-variadic-macros. In a future API it would be nice to eliminate these macros.

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