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A minimal mocking utility for C projects.

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🎣 narmock

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A minimal mocking utility for C projects.

Narmock finds the functions mocked in your tests and generates mocks with a slick API.

#include <time.h>

#include "__mocks__.h"
#include "narwhal.h"

TEST(example)
{
    MOCK(time)->mock_return(42);

    ASSERT_EQ(time(NULL), 42);
}

This example is a test written with Narwhal but Narmock can be used with other test frameworks and anywhere in regular source code.

Installation

The package can be installed with pip.

$ pip install narmock

Getting started

The command-line utility provides two essential commands that should make it possible to integrate Narmock in any kind of build system.

usage: narmock [-h] (-g [<code>] | -f) [-d <directory>]

A minimal mocking utility for C projects.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help      show this help message and exit
  -g [<code>]     generate mocks
  -f              output linker flags
  -d <directory>  mocks directory

Check out the basic example for a simple Makefile that integrates both Narwhal and Narmock.

Generating mocks

The narmock -g command finds the functions mocked in your code and generates a __mocks__.c file and a __mocks__.h file that respectively define and declare all the required mocks.

$ gcc -E *.c | narmock -g

Narmock requires source code to be expanded by the preprocessor. You can directly pipe the output of gcc -E to the command-line utility.

By default, __mocks__.c and __mocks__.h will be created in the current directory. You can specify a different output directory with the -d option.

$ gcc -E tests/*.c | narmock -g -d tests

Retrieving linker flags

The narmock -f command reads the generated __mocks__.h file and outputs the necessary linker flags for linking all your source files together.

$ gcc $(narmock -f) *.c

By default, the command looks for __mocks__.h in the current directory. You can specify a different directory with the -d option.

$ gcc $(narmock -f -d tests) tests/*.c

Mock API

The MOCK macro returns a pointer to the mock API of a given function.

MOCK(time);

Mocking the returned value

You can make a function return a specific value without calling its original implementation.

MOCK(time)->mock_return(42);

printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));  // Outputs 42

Mocking the implementation

You can switch the implementation of a function.

time_t time_stub(time_t *timer)
{
    return 42;
}

MOCK(time)->mock_implementation(time_stub);

printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));  // Outputs 42

Disabling the mock

You can disable the mock and make the function call its original implementation.

MOCK(time)->disable_mock();

printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));  // Outputs the current time

Counting and inspecting calls

Narmock keeps track of the number of times mocked functions are called.

printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));  // Outputs the current time

printf("%ld\n", MOCK(time)->call_count);  // Outputs 1

You can also inspect the last call of a function.

printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));  // Outputs the current time

printf("%p\n", MOCK(time)->last_call->arg1);           // Outputs (nil)
printf("%ld\n", MOCK(time)->last_call->return_value);  // Outputs the current time

Note that the last_call pointer is NULL until the function gets called for the first time.

Resetting everything

You can reset the mock to its initial state. This will make the function use its original implementation and reset call_count to 0 and last_call to NULL.

MOCK(time)->mock_return(42);

printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));  // Outputs 42

MOCK(time)->reset();

printf("%ld\n", MOCK(time)->call_count);  // Outputs 0
printf("%p\n", MOCK(time)->last_call);    // Outputs (nil)
printf("%ld\n", time(NULL));              // Outputs the current time

Contributing

Contributions are welcome. Feel free to open issues and suggest improvements. This project uses poetry so you'll need to install it first if you want to be able to work with the project locally.

$ curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sdispater/poetry/master/get-poetry.py | python

You should now be able to install the required dependencies.

$ poetry install

The code follows the black code style.

$ poetry run black narmock

You can run the tests with poetry run make -C tests. The test suite is built with Narwhal.

$ poetry run make -C tests

License - MIT

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