jfroebe has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I've been tasked on improving (or replacing) a custom test suite of bourne shell, c code, and cshell code.

I've been looking around and the Test::* modules appear that to provide what I'm looking for: a relatively simple framework to test arbitrary conditions that may or may not be related to perl itself. The output needs to be simple to the point of just having to eye ball it.

For example, testing a new version of a DBMS with a set of queries to determine if the particular version will cause problems.

My questions are:

1) has anyone done something similar with the Test::* modules?
2) is there something better to use? (I would prefer to use perl)
3) any issues I should be aware of


Jason L. Froebe

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