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To begin:

Install required packages:

$ cabal update
$ cabal install cabal-install
$ cabal install --only-dependencies --enable-tests

Use the provided sample adapter

We are going to use the simplistic Test.MuCheck.TestAdapter.AssertCheck
module for our example.

First, we need the coverage information of our tests. While it is not
a required part, it is strongly recommended that you provide the coverage
information of your module using -fhpc flag to ghc. MuCheck can cut down
on the number of mutants generated drastically by using the HPC information.

Open MuCheck.cabal and inspect the sample-test executable, in particular,
see the ghc options passed. It passes -fhpc. Next, we ask the cabal to build
the sample-test for us.

cabal build sample-test

Now, run it to produce the required coverage information which is written to
sample-test.tix in the current directory.

cabal run sample-test

We are now ready to run mucheck, let us run it.

cabal run mucheck -- -tix sample-test.tix Examples/AssertCheckTest.hs

This results (after a sufficiently large time) in

Total mutants: 19 (basis for %)
        Covered: 13
        Sampled: 13
        Errors: 0  (0%)
        Alive: 1/19
        Killed: 12/19 (63%)

This suggests that initially 19 mutants were generated, which was reduced to
just 13 mutants that contained mutations where test suites can find them.

The run resulted in just one of the mutants being alive, with a mutation score
of 63%.

All the steps above can also be done by running this make command in MuCheck
directory.

make hpcex

Important

Currently MuCheck is restricted to running mutation analysis on a single
module at a time. In order for it to work, the module being tested should
contain the tests also. Further the tests should be annotated with

{-# ANN <function name> "Test" #-}

If you have supporting functions, they should be annotated with "TestSupport".
This allows MuCheck to find the tests to run, and also to figure out which of
the functions to leave alone while mutating.

Take a look at the Examples/AssertCheckTest.hs to see how mucheck expects the
module to be.

QuickCheck, SmallCheck, HUnit and HSpec

See the project pages on how to use them.

See alos the distributed version that allows parallel mutant execution across
machines.
* d-mucheck