in reply to Re: Unable to get terminal size
in thread Unable to get terminal size
prove has many benefits that people don't always appreciate. It's easy to do recursive tests, shuffle tests, run all tests in a particular directory, etc. However, with Test::Harness 3.0, you get much more. You can:
- Switch in your own test harness
- Have greater control over what you do and do not see (quiet output, only failures, etc.)
- Get colored test output
- Run tests in parallel
- Create TAP archives
- ... or any other custom test behavior you need.
In short, the current prove is useful, the upcoming version is even more useful.
As for adding the -d switch, that becomes very handy when you think there might be a problem with test/code interaction (ever seen code fail in the test suite but not when run directly?).