[Mono-list] CodeDom testcases/examples

Stuart Ballard sballard@netreach.com
Wed, 24 Mar 2004 14:06:03 -0500

Does anyone know of any simple language-independent CodeDom 
testcases/examples that could be used to generate some code that a human 
could then look at and verify? Ideally some examples that start off 
doing really simple stuff (I guess defining an empty class in a given 
namespace would qualify), with gradually increasing complexity to 
eventually cover all the language features that CodeDom can express...

If not, could the existing tests in mcs/class/System/Tests/Microsoft.* 
be used as the basis for starting something like that? Do other people 
agree that it would be a nice thing to have?

As a later feature, I suppose you could test the compilation aspects of 
CodeDom by compiling the results for each language and using reflection 
to examine and invoke them. That would give a really nice testsuite for 
any new language that wants to be CodeDom-capable, and could probably 
supercede some of the tests in mcs/class/System/Tests altogether (just 
auto-enumerate all the languages defined in machine.config and run this 
testsuite against each one).


Stuart Ballard, Senior Web Developer
NetReach, Inc.
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