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Re^2: Interactivity in tests - done correctly?

by Sandy (Curate)
on Jan 22, 2009 at 19:40 UTC ( #738285=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I am a little uncertain as what you mean.

If I use 'prompt' in the Makefile.PL, how can the test scripts get this information.

I am having a similar requirement as the OP, in that I need username and password to test. I do not want to use an environment variable for the password (although it is a development database, the DBA is very strict about keeping even those passwords very secure).

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Re^3: Interactivity in tests - done correctly?
by mje (Curate) on Jan 23, 2009 at 10:37 UTC

    Yes, as I said I initially slightly misread the question and hence the reference to Makefile.PL. You can use ExtUtils::MakeMaker->prompt in your test scripts too.

    $ perl -MExtUtils::MakeMaker -le 'print ExtUtils::MakeMaker::prompt("f +red", "default");' fred [default] # I just hit CR here default

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[Corion]: You'll have to look somewhere esoteric for that. Maybe some tied variable or special dualvar can also trigger that. But it's certainly not a common occurrence
[Corion]: And on 5.20, the following also outputs no find:perl -wle 'for my $x ("\x{2000}".."\ x{1fffff}") { if( $x && ! length $x ) { warn qq(<$x>); warn length $x; die } }'
[Corion]: (this time on Unix)
[hippo]: Understood. I'll have to go through the code and see if it's doing anything fancy with ties, dual-vars or non-scalars. In the end, it's probably a bug though.
[Corion]: Aaah - you should be able to do this with overload, but I would hit somebody really hard if they constructed objects that are true but the empty string, and you not knowing about the domain knowledge where this makes sense

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