Test2::Tools::Grab - Temporarily intercept all events without adding a scope level.


This package provides a function that returns an object that grabs all events. Once the object is destroyed events will once again be sent to the main hub.


use Test2::Tools::Grab;

my $grab = grab();

# Generate some events, they are intercepted.
ok(1, "pass");
ok(0, "fail");

my $events_a = $grab->flush;

# Generate some more events, they are intercepted.
ok(1, "pass");
ok(0, "fail");

my $events_b = $grab->finish;


$grab = grab()

This lets you intercept all events for a section of code without adding anything to your call stack. This is useful for things that are sensitive to changes in the stack depth.

my $grab = grab();
    ok(1, 'foo');
    ok(0, 'bar');

my $events = $grab->finish;

is(@$events, 2, "grabbed 2 events.");

If the $grab object is destroyed without calling finish(), it will automatically clean up after itself and restore the parent hub.

    my $grab = grab();
    # Things are grabbed
# Things are back to normal

By default the hub used has no_ending set to true. This will prevent the hub from enforcing that you issued a plan and ran at least 1 test. You can turn enforcement back one like this:


With no_ending turned off, finish will run the post-test checks to enforce the plan and that tests were run. In many cases this will result in additional events in your events array.


Test2::Util::Grabber - The object constructed and returned by this tool.


The source code repository for Test2 can be found at


Chad Granum <>


Chad Granum <>


Copyright 2018 Chad Granum <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.