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Re: The Joy of Test

by gmax (Abbot)
on Apr 11, 2002 at 19:43 UTC ( #158407=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The Joy of Test

Thanks, Ovid.
You're one step ahead of me in this respect. I have already figured out that subs stubs (for which I even write the documentation before hacking the code) are the right path toward implementing a good design, but I didn't think of integrating them into my
Instead, I was endlessly running test cases that were doing the same thing you are saying, only more complicated.
I am going to try out your suggestion, which I foresee could simplify my coding practice. However, I have a doubt that maybe is just a technical quibble. I am used to make small test scripts, and to run them against different aspects of the module I am building up. Is there any ready-to-use idiom to make a script by assembling several small ones together?
Keep on the good work.

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Re: Re: The Joy of Test
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Apr 11, 2002 at 19:53 UTC

    gmax asked if there was a "ready-to-use idiom to make a script by assembling several small ones together?"

    You can look at the documentation for Test::Harness. This module will allow you to run tests from several different sources and will return results based upon their output to STDOUT. Here's a script from the docs to have Test::Harness test itself, using all test scripts in the "t" directory.

    $ cd ~/src/devel/Test-Harness $ perl -Mblib -e 'use Test::Harness qw(&runtests $verbose); $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;' t/*.t Using /home/schwern/src/devel/Test-Harness/blib t/base..............ok t/nonumbers.........ok t/ok................ok t/test-harness......ok All tests successful. Files=4, Tests=24, 2 wallclock secs ( 0.61 cusr + 0.41 csys = 1.02 C +PU)


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      using all test scripts in the "t" directory.

      Actually as you can see from the header output:

      $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;' t/*.t <----

      only scripts named *.t will get run. This is usefull as you can stop a test script in the t/ dir running simply by renaming it say widget.test




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