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Issues when testing module loadingby skx (Parson)
|on Jun 03, 2008 at 15:30 UTC||Need Help??|
skx has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've been a long-term user of test cases for my own code, as that gives me confidence that my code is good - or at the very least that changes I introduce haven't broken things too much!
My test-cases, in general, have been fairly straightforward in nature, and have worked without issues. As a matter of course I try to document the requirements of my code via a test case modules.t, which should ensure that anybody who can make the test case run successfully (via "make test") has all the modules required.
Here is an explicit example:
This test is part of a series which runs, via cron, on a daily basis. Unfortunately the combination of modules which I'm testing for give me a whole bunch of spam on STDERR:
So, my question. Is it possible for me to avoid these errors whilst still working in the "standard" way when it comes to using Test::More and testing module availability?
(Certainly I accept that making my crontab entry throw away STDERR would solve my immediate problem, but it might hide things from me in the future.)