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Re: Writing tests for modules using database handles

by bikeNomad (Priest)
on Aug 02, 2001 at 04:45 UTC ( #101550=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Writing tests for modules using database handles

Your test script could require a database handle to be set in a config file (and, of course, print a message if it isn't). The handle could be passed to the Makefile, as well. Look at the way that the various DBD modules do their testing. Isn't there a test database in the standard MySQL installation? That could be your default.

The Device::SerialPort module does tests on a live serial port; if opening it fails, it prints out a message about how to change the configuration by editing a file.

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