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Framework to test programs

DejaGnu is a framework for testing other programs with the flexibility and consistency that makes it easy to write tests for any program. It provides a layer of abstraction which makes all correctly written tests portable to any host or target where a program must be tested. DejaGnu is written in expect, which in turn uses tcl (which is how the tests themselves are usually written). The framework has two parts: the testing module and the testsuites themselves.


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Download version 1.6 (stable)
released on 15 April 2016

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Leaders and contributors

Rob Savoye Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use expect
Required to use tcl

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 December 2016.


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