Killrazor Killrazor - 29 days ago 13
C++ Question

How to catch an assert with Google test?

I'm programming some unit test with the Google test framework. But I want to check whether some asserts are well placed and are useful. Is there a way to catch an assert in Google test?

Example code under test:

int factorial(int n){
assert(n >= 0);
//....
}


And then the test:

#include <gtest/gtest.h>
TEST(FactorialTest,assertNegative){
EXPECT_ANY_THROW({
factorial(-1);
});
}


But
EXPECT_ANY_THROW
doesn't catch the assert but only exceptions. I'm searching for a solution to catch asserts.

Answer

Google test provides ASSERT_DEATH, EXPECT_DEATH and other related macros.

This question and What are Google Test, Death Tests are each other's answers. Does that make them duplicates, or not? ;-)

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