Testing the core routines

Legolas has multiple test suites that are used to test the code and make sure that new features or changes that are introduced do not break previously working pieces of code. To that end we have automated core tests that use pFUnit to perform unit tests of the core subroutines of Legolas itself.

To run these locally you need to have pFUnit installed, which has some prerequisites. Make sure the legolas code is compiled, and then navigate to the tests/core_tests folder and run

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..

to compile them. To speed things up you can always compile using make -j 8 (or any amount of cpus you can spare). The executable to run the tests will be placed in the core_tests folder, run it through


These tests are run automatically for each commit and pull request to the master and develop branches.