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Suppressor

Julia macros for suppressing and/or capturing output (STDOUT), warnings (STDERR) or both streams at the same time.

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Suppressor

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Julia macros for suppressing and/or capturing output (stdout), warnings (stderr) or both streams at the same time.

Installation

julia> Pkg.add("Suppressor")

Usage

julia> using Suppressor

julia> using Compat: @warn  # on 0.6

julia> @suppress begin
           println("This string doesn't get printed!")
           @warn("This warning is ignored.")
       end

julia> @suppress_out begin
           println("This string doesn't get printed!")
           @warn("This warning is important")
       end
┌ Warning: This warning is important
└ @ Main REPL[4]:3

julia> @suppress_err begin
           println("This string gets printed!")
           @warn("This warning is unimportant")
       end
This string gets printed!

julia> @suppress begin
           println("This string doesn't get printed!")
           @warn("This warning is ignored.")
           error("Remember that errors are still printed!")
       end
ERROR: Remember that errors are still printed!

The suppress macros return whatever the given expression returns, but Suppressor also provides @capture_out and @capture_err macros that work similiarly to their @suppress_ cousins except they return any output as a string:

julia> output = @capture_out begin
    println("should get captured, not printed")
end;

julia> output == "should get captured, not printed\n"
true

julia> output = @capture_err begin
    @warn("should get captured, not printed")
end;

julia> output[1:56] == "┌ Warning: should get captured, not printed\n└ @ Main"
true

NOTE: the following example only works on Julia 0.6; on later versions of Julia the color codes are never captured

Often when capturing output for test purposes it's useful to control whether color is enabled or not, so that you can compare with or without the color escape characters regardless of whether the julia process has colors enabled or disabled globally. You can use the @color_output macro for this:

@color_output false begin
    output = @capture_err begin
        warn("should get captured, not printed")
    end
end
@test output == "WARNING: should get captured, not printed\n"

@color_output true begin
    output = @capture_err begin
        warn("should get captured, not printed")
    end
end
@test output == "\e[1m\e[33mWARNING: \e[39m\e[22m\e[33mshould get captured, not printed\e[39m\n"

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10/04/2016

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