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hstest crashes when I try to check QuickCheck properties, how do I get it to work? My HUnit tests run fine
Version 0.0.2 of hstest only supports version 1 of QuickCheck, and your GHC install is using version 2 of QuickCheck by default.
To check this, run
$ ghc-pkg list QuickCheck
This will show you which version(s) of QuickCheck you have installed. For example, on my laptop this produces
/var/lib/ghc-6.12.1/package.conf.d QuickCheck-220.127.116.11 QuickCheck-18.104.22.168
To prevent hstest from trying to use the later version, you use the
--hide-package switch, e.g.
$ hstest --hide-package QuickCheck-22.214.171.124
The earlier version of QuickCheck may be hidden by default (in which
case it will appear in brackets or a different colour in
output). If so, you use the
--expose-package switch to unhide it, e.g.
$ hstest --hide-package QuickCheck-126.96.36.199 --expose-package QuickCheck-188.8.131.52
If you do not have a version 1 of QuickCheck installed, I think you install it with
$ cabal install QuickCheck-184.108.40.206
Support for QuickCheck 2 is on my hstest todo list. Ideally hstest should just use and work with whichever version of QuickCheck it's given, but I haven't written enough code to make that happen yet.