At first blush, it seemed rather simple. The majority of my tests were simple things, "ok($foo=~/bar/)" which you could easily translate to english (or keep in english, if you're thinking that way). Simply: $foo should contain bar. and you have an english statement that does the same thing as perl.
Instead of using English, I'd take advantage of the most appropriate test function and use a test name for clarity. So your example could be written:
like( $foo, qr/bar/, 'foo contains bar' )
At the moment I can think of no real way to translate between all of the high level assumptions we make when we're describing the project specification, sense so many of these are context sensitive in various ways, I would need a English->Perl translator, which would probably put programmers out of a job if such a thing could actually be written. Anyone else have any ideas on describing the project spec in a higher level / more natural language but still being able to be used as a test?
You can always use Perl to make higher-level tests. I'm always writing little subroutines in test suites that capture a higher level testing concept.
Can you give an example of a higher level requirement that you think might be problematic?
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||