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[CLJ-1209] clojure.test does not print ex-info in error reports Created: 11/May/13  Updated: 14/May/15

Status: Open
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Enhancement Priority: Critical
Reporter: Thomas Heller Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 4
Labels: clojure.test

Attachments: Text File 0002-CLJ-1209-show-ex-data-in-clojure-test.patch     File clj-test-print-ex-data.diff     Text File output-with-0002-patch.txt    
Patch: Code
Approval: Triaged

 Description   

clojure.test does not print the data attached to ExceptionInfo in error reports.

(use 'clojure.test)
(deftest ex-test (throw (ex-info "err" {:some :data})))
(ex-test)

ERROR in (ex-test) (core.clj:4591)
Uncaught exception, not in assertion.
expected: nil
  actual: clojure.lang.ExceptionInfo: err
 at clojure.core$ex_info.invoke (core.clj:4591)
    user/fn (NO_SOURCE_FILE:2)
    clojure.test$test_var$fn__7666.invoke (test.clj:704)
    clojure.test$test_var.invoke (test.clj:704)
    ...

Approach: In clojure.stacktrace, which clojure.test uses for printing exceptions, add a check for ex-data and pr it.

After:

ERROR in (ex-test) (core.clj:4591)
Uncaught exception, not in assertion.
expected: nil
  actual: clojure.lang.ExceptionInfo: err
{:some :data}
 at clojure.core$ex_info.invoke (core.clj:4591)
    user/fn (NO_SOURCE_FILE:3)
    clojure.test$test_var$fn__7667.invoke (test.clj:704)
    clojure.test$test_var.invoke (test.clj:704)

Patch: 0002-CLJ-1209-show-ex-data-in-clojure-test.patch



 Comments   
Comment by Alex Miller [ 20/Dec/13 9:53 AM ]

Great idea, thx for the patch!

Comment by Alex Miller [ 20/Dec/13 9:54 AM ]

Would be great to see a before and after example of the output.

Comment by Ivan Kozik [ 12/Jul/14 10:35 PM ]

Attaching sample output

Comment by Stuart Sierra [ 05/Sep/14 3:24 PM ]

As pointed out on IRC, there's a possible risk of trying to print an infinite lazy sequence that happened to be included in ex-data.

To mitigate, consider binding *print-length* and *print-level* to small numbers around the call to pr.

Comment by Stephen C. Gilardi [ 13/May/15 2:39 PM ]

http://dev.clojure.org/jira/browse/CLJ-1716 may cover this well enough that this issue can be closed.

Comment by Alex Miller [ 14/May/15 8:35 AM ]

I don't think 1716 covers it at all as clojure.test/clojure.stacktrace don't use the new throwable printing. But they could! And that might be a better solution than the patch here.

For example, the existing patch does not consider what to do about nested exceptions, some of which might have ex-data. The new printer handles all that in a consistent way.

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