MirBSD manpage: Test::Harness::Straps(3p)

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     Test::Harness::Straps - detailed analysis of test results


       use Test::Harness::Straps;

       my $strap = Test::Harness::Straps->new;

       # Various ways to interpret a test
       my %results = $strap->analyze($name, \@test_output);
       my %results = $strap->analyze_fh($name, $test_filehandle);
       my %results = $strap->analyze_file($test_file);

       my %total = $strap->total_results;

       # Altering the behavior of the strap  UNIMPLEMENTED
       my $verbose_output = $strap->dump_verbose();


     THIS IS ALPHA SOFTWARE in that the interface is subject to
     change in incompatible ways.  It is otherwise stable.

     Test::Harness is limited to printing out its results.  This
     makes analysis of the test results difficult for anything
     but a human.  To make it easier for programs to work with
     test results, we provide Test::Harness::Straps.  Instead of
     printing the results, straps provide them as raw data.  You
     can also configure how the tests are to be run.

     The interface is currently incomplete.  Please contact the
     author if you'd like a feature added or something change or
     just have comments.



       my $strap = Test::Harness::Straps->new;

     Initialize a new strap.



     Initialize the internal state of a strap to make it ready
     for parsing.


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     $strap->analyze( $name, \@output_lines )

         my %results = $strap->analyze($name, \@test_output);

     Analyzes the output of a single test, assigning it the given
     $name for use in the total report.  Returns the %results of
     the test. See Results.

     @test_output should be the raw output from the test, includ-
     ing newlines.

     $strap->analyze_fh( $name, $test_filehandle )

         my %results = $strap->analyze_fh($name, $test_filehandle);

     Like "analyze", but it reads from the given filehandle.

     $strap->analyze_file( $test_file )

         my %results = $strap->analyze_file($test_file);

     Like "analyze", but it runs the given $test_file and parses
     its results.  It will also use that name for the total

     $strap->_command_line( $file )

     Returns the full command line that will be run to test


     Returns the command that runs the test.  Combine this with
     "_switches()" to build a command line.

     Typically this is $^X, but you can set $ENV{HARNESS_PERL} to
     use a different Perl than what you're running the harness
     under. This might be to run a threaded Perl, for example.

     You can also overload this method if you've built your own
     strap subclass, such as a PHP interpreter for a PHP-based

     $strap->_switches( $file )

     Formats and returns the switches necessary to run the test.

     $strap->_cleaned_switches( @switches_from_user )

     Returns only defined, non-blank, trimmed switches from the
     parms passed.

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       local $ENV{PERL5LIB} = $self->_INC2PERL5LIB;

     Takes the current value of @INC and turns it into something
     suitable for putting onto "PERL5LIB".


       my @filtered_inc = $self->_filtered_INC;

     Shortens @INC by removing redundant and unnecessary entries.
     Necessary for OSes with limited command line lengths, like



     This restores the original value of the "PERL5LIB" environ-
     ment variable. Necessary on VMS, otherwise a no-op.


     Methods for identifying what sort of line you're looking at.


         my $is_diagnostic = $strap->_is_diagnostic($line, \$comment);

     Checks if the given line is a comment.  If so, it will place
     it into $comment (sans #).


       my $is_header = $strap->_is_header($line);

     Checks if the given line is a header (1..M) line.  If so, it
     places how many tests there will be in "$strap->{max}", a
     list of which tests are todo in "$strap->{todo}" and if the
     whole test was skipped "$strap->{skip_all}" contains the


       my $is_bail_out = $strap->_is_bail_out($line, \$reason);

     Checks if the line is a "Bail out!".  Places the reason for
     bailing (if any) in $reason.

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     Resets things like "$strap->{max}" , "$strap->{skip_all}",
     etc. so it's ready to parse the next file.


     The %results returned from "analyze()" contain the following

       passing           true if the whole test is considered a pass
                         (or skipped), false if its a failure

       exit              the exit code of the test run, if from a file
       wait              the wait code of the test run, if from a file

       max               total tests which should have been run
       seen              total tests actually seen
       skip_all          if the whole test was skipped, this will
                           contain the reason.

       ok                number of tests which passed
                           (including todo and skips)

       todo              number of todo tests seen
       bonus             number of todo tests which
                           unexpectedly passed

       skip              number of tests skipped

     So a successful test should have max == seen == ok.

     There is one final item, the details.

       details           an array ref reporting the result of
                         each test looks like this:

         $results{details}[$test_num - 1] =
                 { ok          => is the test considered ok?
                   actual_ok   => did it literally say 'ok'?
                   name        => name of the test (if any)
                   diagnostics => test diagnostics (if any)
                   type        => 'skip' or 'todo' (if any)
                   reason      => reason for the above (if any)

     Element 0 of the details is test #1.  I tried it with ele-
     ment 1 being #1 and 0 being empty, this is less awkward.


     See examples/mini_harness.plx for an example of use.

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     Michael G Schwern "<schwern@pobox.com>", currently main-
     tained by Andy Lester "<andy@petdance.com>".



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