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Re: Testing Non-module code

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Mar 16, 2004 at 13:18 UTC ( #336992=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Testing Non-module code

Well, your code is probably organized into subroutines with some defined set of inputs and outputs, right? So, test those subroutines! Create a set of sample inputs and expected outputs. (This is a good way to help decouple your subroutines, too.)

Remember - testing an object still involves testing a bunch of subroutines. Yeah, there's some state and it can be easier to envision it, but it's still just a bunch of subroutines.

If you're dealing with testing scripts and the like, I'd point you to Test::Cmd and Test::Cmd::Common.

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[james28909]: thanks
[james28909]: what i am trying to do is track state of a chat based application. i need to be able to store the channels and such for a user, and when they join a new server/channel i need to be able to update that feild.
[james28909]: do you think OO would best suite that?
[karlgoethebier]: james28909: The last two are not mainstream. You have been warned ;-)

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