Golang testing: "no test files"

Issue

I’m creating a simple test within my package directory called reverseTest.go

package main

import "testing"

func TestReverse(t *testing.T) {
    cases := []struct {
        in, want string
    }{
        {"Hello, world", "dlrow ,olleH"},
        {"Hello, 世界", "界世 ,olleH"},
        {"", ""},
    }

    for _, c := range cases {
        got := Reverse(c.in)
        if got != c.want {
            t.Errorf("Reverse(%q) == %q, want %q", c.in, got, c.want)
        }
    }
}

whenever i try to run it the output is

exampleFolder[no test files] 

this is my go env

GOARCH="amd64"
GOBIN=""
GOCHAR="6"
GOEXE=""
GOHOSTARCH="amd64"
GOHOSTOS="linux"
GOOS="linux"
GOPATH="/home/juan/go"
GORACE=""
GOROOT="/usr/lib/go"
GOTOOLDIR="/usr/lib/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64"
TERM="dumb"
CC="gcc"
GOGCCFLAGS="-g -O2 -fPIC -m64 -pthread"
CXX="g++"
CGO_ENABLED="1"

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Solution

Files containing tests should be called name_test, with the _test suffix. They should be alongside the code that they are testing.

To run the tests recursively call go test -v ./...

From How to Write Go Code:

You write a test by creating a file with a name ending in _test.go that contains functions named TestXXX with signature func (t *testing.T). The test framework runs each such function; if the function calls a failure function such as t.Error or t.Fail, the test is considered to have failed.

Answered By – Ainar-G

Answer Checked By – Gilberto Lyons (GoLangFix Admin)

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