Commit fd0bc853 authored by Iustin Pop's avatar Iustin Pop
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Clarify the need for QuickCheck/Haskell tests

Expands the devnotes.rst doc and adds warnings in the Makefile.
Signed-off-by: default avatarIustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarMichael Hanselmann <>
parent 9a8ae794
......@@ -447,6 +447,10 @@ endif
$(HS_ALL_PROGS): %: %.hs $(HS_LIB_SRCS) $(HS_BUILT_SRCS) Makefile
BINARY=$(@:htools/%=%); \
if [ "$$BINARY" = "test" ] && [ -z "$(GHC_PKG_QUICKCHECK)" ]; then \
echo "Error: cannot run unittests without the QuickCheck library (see devnotes.rst)" 1>&2; \
exit 1; \
fi; \
$(GHC) --make \
-osuf $$BINARY.o -hisuf $$BINARY.hi \
......@@ -369,6 +369,9 @@ else
GHC_PKG_NETWORK=$($GHC_PKG latest network)
AC_MSG_CHECKING([QuickCheck 1.x])
GHC_PKG_QUICKCHECK=$($GHC_PKG --simple-output list 'QuickCheck-1.*')
if test -z "$GHC_PKG_PARALLEL" || test -z "$GHC_PKG_JSON" || \
test -z "$GHC_PKG_NETWORK"; then
if test "$enable_htools" != "check"; then
......@@ -379,8 +382,13 @@ else
# we leave the other modules to be auto-selected
if test -z "$GHC_PKG_QUICKCHECK"; then
AC_MSG_WARN(m4_normalize([The QuickCheck 1.x module was not found,
you won't be able to run Haskell unittests]))
if test "$enable_htools" != "no"; then
if test -z "$GHC" || test -z "$HTOOLS_MODULES"; then
......@@ -38,7 +38,13 @@ document, plus:
linter (equivalent to pylint for Python)
- the `QuickCheck <>`_
library, version 1.x
- ``hpc``, which comes with the compiler, so you should already have it
- ``hpc``, which comes with the compiler, so you should already have
Under Debian, these can be installed (on top of the required ones from
the quick install document) via::
apt-get install libghc6-quickcheck1-dev hscolour hlint
Configuring for development
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