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Polyglot API-based Test Compatibility Kit

The Test Compatibility Kit (TCK) is a collection of tests verifying the TruffleLanguage inter-operability and instrumentation. The TCK is based on the org.graalvm.polyglot API.

Adding a Language

To test your language, implement the LanguageProvider. The LanguageProviders are loaded using the java.util.ServiceLoader, so you need to register your implementation in the META-INF/services/org.graalvm.polyglot.tck.LanguageProvider file. The LanguageProvider should provide the language data types, language expressions (operators), and language control flow statements represented as functions returning the data type or executing the operator (statement). To allow composition of the returned functions, the parameter and return types have to be assigned to them using the Snippet.Builder. The LanguageProvider should also provide simple but representative scripts which the TCK can use to test instrumentation.

Running TCK Tests with mx

The tests are executed using mx unitest. When running the tests, all LanguageProviders in the primary suite and dependent suites are used. The truffle suite provides the java-host LanguageProvider, creating Java data types and Proxies to test Java inter-operability.

To run just the TCK tests use:

mx unittest

Or, simply use:

mx tck

To restrict the TCK tests to test a certain language, use the tck.language property. The following example tests JavaScript with data types from all available languages:

mx tck -Dtck.language=js

To restrict the data types to a certain language, use the tck.values property. The following example tests JavaScript with Java types:

mx tck -Dtck.values=java-host -Dtck.language=js

To run a single test, specify the full test name. For example, to run a test for SimpleLanguage + operator with SimpleLanguage number and big number use:

mx tck 'ExpressionTest#testExpression[sl::+(sl::number, sl::number)]'

To run the TCK tests on GraalVM it is enough to set the mx --java-home to point to GraalVM:

mx --java-home=<path_to_graalvm> tck

To disable output and error output use the tck.verbose property:

mx tck -Dtck.verbose=false

To disable output and error output only for a certain test, use the tck.{TestSimpleName}.verbose property:

mx tck -Dtck.ErrorTypeTest.verbose=false

You can also disable output and error output for all tests but one:

mx tck -Dtck.verbose=false -Dtck.ErrorTypeTest.verbose=true

Running TCK Tests without mx

The Python TCK runner can be used to execute the Truffle TCK on top of GraalVM. The script requires Maven for downloading the TCK artifacts.

To execute TCK tests on GraalVM use:

python -g <path_to_graalvm>

To include your own language and TCK provider use:

python -g <path_to_graalvm> -cp <path_to_tck_provider_jars> -lp <path_to_language_jars>

To restrict tests to a certain language, use the language ID as a first unnamed option. The following example executes tests only for the JavaScript language:

python -g <path_to_graalvm> js

To execute the tests under debugger use the -d or --dbg <port> option:

python -d -g <path_to_graalvm>

The TCK tests can be filtered by test names. To execute just the ScriptTest for the JavaScript TCK provider use:

python -g <path_to_graalvm> js default ScriptTest

The TCK tests can be executed in compile mode in which all calltargets are compiled before they are executed. To execute JavaScript tests in compile mode use:

python -g <path_to_graalvm> js compile