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Testing Non-module code
I saw this on MJD's QOTW. See QOTW #14 Solution and the TestDupl.pm module. Maybe you can expound on this idea for your needs.
Create a module (say YourTestModule), and in the INIT block calls a module sub that runs your tests, then exits (never actually running your program in full).
Run your tests by:
perl -MYourTestModule yourprogram
I'd be interested in comments as to the usefulness of this approach for "serious" code. (Or perhaps there's a better way that hasn't been mentioned yet?)
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