The main reason I stayed away from Test::Exception was that I didn't want to skip all of the exceptions tests just because it wasn't installed.
Then add it as a prerequisite so it gets installed :-)
That is even more true when I can do much of the same with Error/try
Well you have to type a heck of a lot more by using raw try/catch from Error, as you've seen doing so is prone to error, and you get far less useful messages on test failure.
AND the fact that Error is already a PREREQ for the dist being tested.
If you really don't want to add another prerequisite to the installation, add a local copy of Test::Exception and its dependencies to t/lib and just use it in your test scripts. The module is pure perl.
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link or
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.