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Re: Test::More usage to test functions that die

by stvn (Monsignor)
on Dec 08, 2004 at 15:31 UTC ( #413229=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Test::More usage to test functions that die

If you don't want to use Test::Exception (which I highly recommend), then the easist Test::More way of doing this would be this:

eval { $a->f1( ) }; ok($@, '... an exception has been thrown'); like($@, qr/\- parameter1 required/, '... and it is the correct except +ion');
I would also recomment when you test the function with parameters, to also wrap it inside an eval, like this:
eval { $a->f1("paramter" ) }; ok(!$@, '... no exception has been thrown');
This is the idea behind the lives_ok function in Test::Exception.

-stvn

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