in reply to Re^2: Stupid, but fun, ideas in testing
in thread Stupid, but fun, ideas in testing

Maintaining a reasonable state is what the startup/setup/teardown/shutdown attributes are for.

But teardown doesn't reset %INC and changes to the symbol tables.

Sometimes, when I refactor code to a separate module, I might wind up taking a function or class method call along with and I might forget to use or require the corresponding module. If I only test that new module after loading the original, I might never notice that the new module doesn't load something. Only testing that new module on its own (assuming that's a valid use case) would pick that up. Admittedly, that's a simplistic example for argument, but I think that it makes the case that Test::Class shouldn't be used for optimization without some good thought into what the tradeoffs are.

Of course, I maintain weird modules like Sub::Uplevel and Class::InsideOut, so maybe I just tend to be extra careful.


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