Test::Builder::Module - Base class for test modules
Test::Builder::Module is a subclass of Exporter which means your module is also a subclass of Exporter. @EXPORT, @EXPORT_OK, etc... all act normally.
A few methods are provided to do the
use Your::Module tests => 23
Test::Builder::Module provides an
import() method which acts in the
same basic way as Test::More's, setting the plan and controlling
exporting of functions and variables. This allows your module to set
the plan independent of Test::More.
All arguments passed to
import() are passed onto
with the exception of
import =>[qw(things to import)]
- use Your::Module import => [qw(this that)], tests => 23;
says to import the functions
as well as set the plan
to be 23 tests.
Additional behaviors can be added to your
import() method by overriding
is called by
import(). It provides an opportunity for you
to add behaviors to your module based on its import list.
Any extra arguments which shouldn't be passed on to
stripped off by this method.
See Test::More for an example of its use.
NOTE This mechanism is VERY ALPHA AND LIKELY TO CHANGE as it feels like a bit of an ugly hack in its current form.
Test::Builder::Module provides some methods of getting at the underlying Test::Builder object.
- my $builder = Your::Class->builder;
This method returns the Test::Builder object associated with Your::Class. It is not a constructor so you can call it as often as you like.
This is the preferred way to get the Test::Builder object. You should
not get it via
as was previously
The object returned by
may change at runtime so you should
inside each function rather than store it in a global.