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To start out, let me say that I was very excitied to see Test::LectroTest come out on CPAN, I have recently stumbled onto specification based testing myself (see here for my rant on the subject). So I am looking forward to experimenting with your module myself.

One thing I would like to see in your tutorial, is more information about how to test with input other than integers. In my node on this subject, I showed a specification based test for a list, how would I do something like that with Test::LectroTest? Can I feed it a sampling of string data, which can be randomized/shuffled in some way? Nested lists? (I see in Test::LectroTest::Generator where I would find some of this info, but it would still be nice in tutorial form)

I would also like to see how to make more complex data-structures (structure being the key word there). For instance, I have a module Tree::Binary which I actually tried to do some specification based testing with (see the file 50_Tree_Binary_Theorem_Proofs_test.t for details). How would I go about using Test::LectroTest to create the random binary trees? Can I create a custom generator with Test::LectroTest? If so, how could I got about it?

I know some of these things I am talking about are more advanced uses of your module, but to be honest, I think your module really is going to appeal to a crowd which is likely to use those features. Specification based testing is not a beginners subject, and IMO has a somewhat steep learning curve (at least for us non-math/CS majors out here). I would suggest keeping that in mind and not be afraid to write the more advanced stuff.


In reply to Re: Care you lend me your widsom? And your eyes, too? by stvn
in thread RFC: Tutorial on Testing by tmoertel

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