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Re^2: Bailing out from Test::More after 'some' failures

by choroba (Archbishop)
on May 16, 2019 at 14:44 UTC ( #11100093=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Bailing out from Test::More after 'some' failures
in thread Bailing out from Test::More after 'some' failures

I'm intrigued by the "most of the time" parenthesis. Could you elaborate?
map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

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Re^3: Bailing out from Test::More after 'some' failures
by exodist (Monk) on May 16, 2019 at 21:20 UTC
    Most of the time means that any tool written with Test2 in mind, or directly on Test2 will work as expected, this should include most methods on Test::Builder itself. However cpan tools written against old Test::Builder that do not use Test2's 'Context' system may still call $tb->ok and $tb->diag separately, in which case the diag will still be lost.

    In Test2 you would do this:
    sub mytool { my $ctx = context(); $ctx->ok(...); $ctx->diag(...); $ctx->release; # This is where the bail-on-fail is triggered }
    The TB version:
    sub mytool { $tb->ok(...); # BailOnFail is triggered here $tb->diag(...); # Lost }
    $tb methods do acquire context's, but each of those methods has to acquire it's own. That said the diagnostics TB itself generates in a failed-ok (like line number) will make the output, it is just extra diags are lost.

    That is unfortunately a fundamental, and not-fixable limitation of Test::Builder that Test2 avoided with the context system. Test2 was specifically designed to overcome this and many other TB limitations.

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