Testing of Nashorn takes place in the Nashorn repository directory. See Building Nashorn.
Nashorn tests are TestNG based. Running tests requires downloading the TestNG library and placing its jar file into the test/lib subdirectory:
# download and install TestNG
cp testng-x.y.z/testng-x.y.z.jar ./test/lib/testng.jar
After that, you can run the tests using:
(cd make ; ant test)
There are several addition tests that can be added to the test repository, including the ECMA-262 compliance test suite. The tests can be downloaded using;
(cd make ; ant externals)
You can run the ECMA-262 test suite with Nashorn using;
(cd make ; ant test262)
These tests take time, so we have a parallelized runner for them that takes advantage of all processor cores on your computer:
(cd make ; ant test262parallel)
How to write your own test?
Nashorn uses it's own simple test framework. Any .js file dropped under nashorn/test directory is considered as a test. A test file can optionally have .js.EXPECTED (foo.js.EXPECTED for foo.js) associated with it. The .EXPECTED file, if exists, should contain the output expected from compiling and/or running the test file.
The test runner crawls these directories for .js files and looks for JTReg-style @foo comments to identify tests.
- @test - A test is tagged with @test.
- @test/fail - Tests that are supposed to fail (compiling, see @run/fail for runtime) are tagged with @test/fail.
- @test/compile-error - Test expects compilation to fail, compares output.
- @test/warning - Test expects compiler warnings, compares output.
- @test/nocompare - Test expects to compile [and/or run?] successfully(may be warnings), does not compare output.
- @subtest - denotes necessary file for a main test file; itself is not a test.
- @run - A test that should be run is also tagged with @run (otherwise the test runner only compiles the test).
- @run/fail - A test that should compile but fail with a runtime error.
- @run/ignore-std-error - script may produce output on stderr, ignore this output.
- @argument - pass an argument to script.
- @option - pass option to engine.
* @option --dump-ir-graph