Go Fuzzing

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  • elvish

    Elvish = Expressive Programming Language + Versatile Interactive Shell

    Fuzzing is awesome. I just discovered an accidental O(2^n) code path in my project with fuzzing and fixed it: https://github.com/elves/elvish/commit/9cda3f643efafce2df567...

    (In case people are curious, the project is a Unix shell, Elvish: https://elv.sh)

  • requests

    A simple, yet elegant, HTTP library.

    I will never understand why this has been included in the standard library instead of as a standalone library available for download. Now it's locked to the Go release cycle and have the potential to languish because of backward compatibility concerns.

    The decision to include it is perplexing when other language ecosystems have chosen to keep this kind of functionality out of the standard lib, e.g. requests in python[1]. To quote Kenneth Reitz: "...the standard library is where a library goes to die."

    [1] https://github.com/psf/requests/issues/2424

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  • go-fuzz

    Randomized testing for Go

    Anyone seen good articles on converting go-fuzz tests to native fuzzing? Specifics on the new corpus format and a converter from go-fuzz would be really useful.

    It’s great to hear that the fuzzer is built on go-fuzz so hopefully the conversion process won’t be too bad: https://github.com/dvyukov/go-fuzz/issues/329

  • gocheck

    Rich testing for the Go language (by go-check)

    I think it is great in general. OTOH - nobody prohibits to use any third party library whoever wants to. Third party libraries also die like - https://github.com/go-check/check

  • proptest

    Hypothesis-like property testing for Rust

  • go

    The Go programming language

    The most recent 2 releases get the fix in case of security issues[0]. This means you can be up to 6 months behind the newest release.


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