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Re: Re: Re: Test::Harness not working on my machine

by schwern (Scribe)
on Apr 05, 2003 at 04:04 UTC ( #248254=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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> re compatible: how about using the fancy Openxxx modules instead of the open| syntax?

I remember having lots of trouble getting IPC::Open* working on some OS's. Currently I think that's whatever doesn't implement fork() (VMS immediately comes to mind). Most of the time it will work on Windows, but not if you use Borland's C compiler according to the tests.

And that's just with the latest version of Perl. Don't want to know what it gets like as you go to older versions.

> Hmm, the list form of system() already has platform-specific code for dealing with the arguments. It bypasses the shell and doesn't have to re-assemble them on UNIX I beleive, and on Windows it knows to put quotes around every individual argument before concatenating it together to form the command tail.

system() doesn't help me, I can't capture the output reliably. :( Often system() will not respond to redirecting/tying *STDOUT and *STDERR inside Perl.

> Also, what's wrong with using the list form of open in 5.8, and concatenating the list together for 5.6 or older? Just a line or two difference, easy to check the Perl version in an if() statement.

Ok, send me a patch. Oh, and don't forget to try it out on Win98, Cygwin, VMS and Unix. 5.6.1 and 5.8.0 at least on each. 5.5.3 and 5.4.5 if you can. Thanks.

Sorry to be a dick, but that's what's minimally involved in trying out new things with Mission Critical core modules like Test::Harness and MakeMaker. It Has To Work. Worse, It Has To Work Everywhere. And I'm usually the one that has to make sure it works everywhere. :( Its very time consuming. Yes I'm being crotchity.

The latest Test::Harness alpha on CPAN has a work around that should work.

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Corion idly wonders about creating a series of HTTP requests. There seems to be no framework to generate a series of HTTP requests, like "try all these requests"
[Corion]: This is vaguely inspired by that list of "nasty" strings, which I'd like to replace among HTTP parameters, just to see whether the application crashes, but also for easy downloading of a list of URLs etc
[Corion]: Maybe I'll just conoct something using Algorithm::Permute to create an (OO) generator for such requests, or a simple function.
[Corion]: For testing I imagine one would want to test a random sampling of such "bad"/"unexpected" requests, while for downloading, one would want to generate them all in order, but not necessarily as a huge list

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