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Re^3: How do I test a script that doesn't have a .pl extension

by Corion (Pope)
on Nov 02, 2012 at 13:19 UTC ( #1001969=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How do I test a script that doesn't have a .pl extension
in thread How do I test a script that doesn't have a .pl extension

That test will crash instead of failing, if foo does not exist, or is empty:

>perl -MTest::More=tests,2 -e "ok(require 'empty.pl'); print ok 1" 1..2 empty.pl did not return a true value at -e line 1. # Looks like your test exited with 255 before it could output anything +.
Q:\>perl -MTest::More=tests,2 -e "ok(require 'nonexistent.pl'); print +ok 1" 1..2 Can't locate nonexistent.pl in @INC (@INC contains: ...) at -e line 1. # Looks like your test exited with 2 before it could output anything.

You may want to let your tests just crash, because in my experience, use_ok and require_ok are just useless anyway, as no subsequent test will pass if they fail.


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Re^4: How do I test a script that doesn't have a .pl extension
by ten8ciousb (Novice) on Nov 02, 2012 at 13:32 UTC
    thanks. you've got a good point there. if the test can't load the script that I want to run tests against, I want it to crash and just doing
    require 'foo';
    will do that.
    but I prefer using the ok() or require_ok() with a die or croak (which I didn't include in my example) because then in a test suite I get better diagnostic:
    not ok 2 - require foo; # at /source/t/foo.t line 30. # Tried to require 'foo'. # Error: Can't locate foo.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /source/bin +... at (eval 17) line 2. Died at /source/t/foo.t line 30.

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