Maintainer  Roman Cheplyaka <roma@roche.info> 

Safe Haskell  Safe 
This module exports the main pieces of SmallCheck functionality.
To generate test cases for your own types, refer to Test.SmallCheck.Series.
For pointers to other sources of information about SmallCheck, please refer to the README at https://github.com/feuerbach/smallcheck/blob/master/README.md
 forAll :: Testable m a => a > Property m
 exists :: Testable m a => a > Property m
 existsUnique :: Testable m a => a > Property m
 over :: (Show a, Testable m b) => Series m a > (a > b) > Property m
 monadic :: Testable m a => m a > Property m
 (==>) :: (Testable m c, Testable m a) => c > a > Property m
 changeDepth :: Testable m a => (Depth > Depth) > a > Property m
 changeDepth1 :: (Show a, Serial m a, Testable m b) => (Depth > Depth) > (a > b) > Property m
 type Depth = Int
 smallCheck :: Testable IO a => Depth > a > IO ()
 class Monad m => Testable m a
 data Property m
 type Reason = String
Constructing tests
The simplest kind of test is a function (possibly of many
arguments) returning Bool
. The function arguments are interpreted
as being universally, existentially or uniquely quantified, depending
on the quantification context.
The default quantification context is universal (forAll
).
forAll
, exists
and existsUnique
functions set the quantification
context for function arguments. Depending on the quantification
context, the test \x y > p x y
may be equivalent to:
 ∀ x, y. p x y (
forAll
)  ∃ x, y: p x y (
exists
)  ∃! x, y: p x y (
existsUnique
)
The quantification context affects all the variables immediately
following the quantification operator, also extending past over
,
changeDepth
and changeDepth1
functions.
However, it doesn't extend past other functions, like monadic
, and
doesn't affect the operands of ==>
. Such functions start a fresh
default quantification context.
Examples

\x y > p x y
means ∀ x, y. p x y 
means ∃ x, y: p x yexists
$ \x y > p x y 
means ∃ x: ∀ y. p x yexists
$ \x >forAll
$ \y > p x y 
means ∃! (x, y): p x yexistsUnique
$ \x y > p x y 
means ∃! (x, y): y ∈ s && p x yexistsUnique
$ \x >over
s $ \y > p x y 
means ∃! x: ∀ y. [p x y]existsUnique
$ \x >monadic
$ \y > p x y 
means ∃! x: ∃! y: p x yexistsUnique
$ \x >existsUnique
$ \y > p x y 
means ∃ x: (∀ y. p y) => (∀ z. p z)exists
$ \x > (\y > p y)==>
(\z > q z)
existsUnique :: Testable m a => a > Property mSource
Set the uniqueness quantification context.
Bear in mind that ∃! (x, y): p x y is not the same as ∃! x: ∃! y: p x y.
For example, ∃! x: ∃! y: x = y is true (it holds only when x=0), but ∃! (x,y): x = y is false (there are many such pairs).
As is customary in mathematics,
is equivalent to
existsUnique
$ \x y > p x y
and not to
existsUnique
$ \(x,y) > p x y
(the latter, of course, may be explicitly written when desired).
existsUnique
$ \x > existsUnique
$ \y > p x y
That is, all the variables affected by the same uniqueness context are quantified simultaneously as a tuple.
changeDepth :: Testable m a => (Depth > Depth) > a > Property mSource
Run property with a modified depth. Affects all quantified variables in the property.
changeDepth1 :: (Show a, Serial m a, Testable m b) => (Depth > Depth) > (a > b) > Property mSource
Quantify the function's argument over its series
, but adjust the
depth. This doesn't affect any subsequent variables.
Running tests
smallCheck
is a simple way to run a test.
As an alternative, consider using the testframework
package:
http://hackage.haskell.org/package/testframework
It allows to organize SmallCheck properties into a test suite (possibly together with HUnit or QuickCheck tests), apply timeouts, get nice statistics etc.
To use SmallCheck properties with testframework, install
the testframeworksmallcheck
package: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/testframework
For more ways to run the tests, see Test.SmallCheck.Drivers.
Maximum depth of generated test values.
For data values, it is the depth of nested constructor applications.
For functional values, it is both the depth of nested case analysis and the depth of results.
smallCheck :: Testable IO a => Depth > a > IO ()Source
A simple driver that runs the test in the IO
monad and prints the
results.
Main types and classes
class Monad m => Testable m a Source
Class of tests that can be run in a monad. For pure tests, it is
recommended to keep their types polymorphic in m
rather than
specialising it to Identity
.
Monad m => Testable m Bool  
(Monad m, ~ (* > *) m n) => Testable n (Property m)  
(Serial m a, Show a, Testable m b) => Testable m (a > b)  
Monad m => Testable m (Either Reason Reason)  Works like the

The type of properties over the monad m