Debugging OCTest bundles

Apple, Cocoa, General

Another old article: June 20, 2005

Debugging OCTest bundles

To debug OCTest bundles:

1. Add a new executable to your Xcode project pointing it to “otest” at /Developer/Tools/otest
2. Double click on the executable, and add two run params (requires Xcode 2.1):
  a. -SenTest Self
  b. $(BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR)/YourBundleName.octest

This makes it REALLY easy to debug OCUnit tests. You can debug an individual test suite with:

  -SenTest UnitTestClassName

or an individual test case with:

  -SenTest UnitTestClassName/testMethodName

For instance, here is what one of my arguments looks like in Xcode 2.1:


I can easily test/debug all tests, or an individual test by turning on/off arguments. Note that it doesn’t have the “$(BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR)/YourBundleName.octest” option because this is for an executable, not a bundle.

Posted by corbin at June 20, 2005 03:00 PM


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