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Re^2: Testing Perl files rather than modules

by Erez (Priest)
on Sep 17, 2008 at 07:55 UTC ( #711915=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Testing Perl files rather than modules

Also, if you are serious about testing an perl (and about testing in perl), then Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook(ISBN 9780596100926) is, IMO, a must.

Stop saying 'script'. Stop saying 'line-noise'.
We have nothing to lose but our metaphors.

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Re^3: Testing Perl files rather than modules
by jvector (Friar) on Sep 17, 2008 at 23:30 UTC

    I too have had a recent epiphany "must get serious about testing". So I bought this book too.</p.

    And I was left with "... but how do I get "there" from "here"??. Because it does tend to start with

    use YourMod::YourStuff;

    ... which is not very handy if you are not in a modularized position to begin with.

    I got a great tip from gabszab which suited my current situation (big monolithic CGI script), which was 'invoke the whole thing from your test and use cmp_ok ', but that's another subject (although it might help in our situation?).

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