XCode shouldn't tell you that your tests have run when actually otest crashed

Number:rdar://13063570 Date Originated:22-Jan-2013 08:56 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Xcode Product Version:Xcode Version 4.6 (4H112f)
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always

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Essentially, when a unit test bundle fails to load because of a missing shared library, otest crashes and displays some spurious advice about garbage collection.

XCode then compounds this problem by presenting the user with a UI which suggests that all tests have run successfully.

Steps to Reproduce:

Make a unit test that relies on a custom shared library which isn't present when the test runs.

Expected Results:

Xcode should report that your tests failed to run. If possible it should indicate that the unit test bundle failed to load because of a missing library. In an ideal world it should tell you which library, and which library was trying to load it (ie it may be a dependency of a dependency).

Actual Results:

Xcode reports that otest crashed, but only in the console. In the Log Navigator Xcode shows a successful (green) banner, even though no tests actually ran.




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