Christopher Fields > BioPerl > Bio::Root::Test

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SYNOPSIS ^

  use lib '.'; # (for core package tests only)
  use Bio::Root::Test;

  test_begin(-tests => 20,
             -requires_modules => [qw(IO::String XML::Parser)],
             -requires_networking => 1);

  my $do_network_tests = test_network();
  my $output_debugging = test_debug();

  # Bio::Root::Test rewraps Test::Most, so one can carry out tests with
  # Test::More, Test::Exception, Test::Warn, Test::Deep, Test::Diff syntax

  SKIP: {
    # these tests need version 2.6 of Optional::Module to work
    test_skip(-tests => 10, -requires_module => 'Optional::Module 2.6');
    use_ok('Optional::Module');

    # 9 other optional tests that need Optional::Module
  }

  SKIP: {
    test_skip(-tests => 10, -requires_networking => 1);

    # 10 optional tests that require internet access (only makes sense in the
    # context of a script that doesn't use -requires_networking in the call to
    # &test_begin)
  }

  # in unix terms, we want to test with a file t/data/input_file.txt
  my $input_file = test_input_file('input_file.txt');

  # we want the name of a file we can write to, that will be automatically
  # deleted when the test script finishes
  my $output_file = test_output_file();

  # we want the name of a directory we can store files in, that will be
  # automatically deleted when the test script finishes
  my $output_dir = test_output_dir();

DESCRIPTION ^

This provides a common base for all BioPerl test scripts. It safely handles the loading of Test::Most, itself a simple wrapper around several highly used test modules: Test::More, Test::Exception, Test::Warn, Test::Deep, and Test::Diff. It also presents an interface to common needs such as skipping all tests if required modules aren't present or if network tests haven't been enabled. See test_begin().

In the same way, it allows you to skip just a subset of tests for those same reasons, in addition to requiring certain executables and environment variables. See test_skip().

It also has two further methods that let you decide if network tests should be run, and if debugging information should be printed. See test_network() and test_debug().

Finally, it presents a consistent way of getting the path to input and output files. See test_input_file(), test_output_file() and test_output_dir().

test_begin

 Title   : test_begin
 Usage   : test_begin(-tests => 20);
 Function: Begin your test script, setting up the plan (skip all tests, or run
           them all)
 Returns : True if tests should be run.
 Args    : -tests               => int (REQUIRED, the number of tests that will
                                        be run)
           -requires_modules    => []  (array ref of module names that are
                                        required; if any don't load, all tests
                                        will be skipped. To specify a required
                                        version of a module, include the version
                                        number after the module name, separated
                                        by a space)
           -requires_module     => str (as above, but for just one module)
           -requires_networking => 1|0 (default 0, if true all tests will be
                                        skipped if network tests haven't been
                                        enabled in Build.PL)
           -requires_email      => 1   (if true the desired number of tests will
                                        be skipped if either network tests
                                        haven't been enabled in Build.PL or an
                                        email hasn't been entered)
           -excludes_os         => str (default none, if OS suppied, all tests
                                        will skip if running on that OS (eg.
                                        'mswin'))
           -framework           => str (default 'Test::Most', the Test module
                                        to load. NB: experimental, avoid using)

           Note, supplying -tests => 0 is possible, allowing you to skip all
           tests in the case that a test script is testing deprecated modules
           that have yet to be removed from the distribution

test_skip

 Title   : test_skip
 Usage   : SKIP: {
                   test_skip(-tests => 10,
                             -requires_module => 'Optional::Module 2.01');
                   # 10 tests that need v2.01 of Optional::Module
           }
 Function: Skip a subset of tests for one of several common reasons: missing one
           or more optional modules, network tests haven't been enabled, a
           required binary isn't present, or an environmental variable isn't set
 Returns : n/a
 Args    : -tests               => int (REQUIRED, the number of tests that are
                                        to be skipped in the event one of the
                                        following options isn't satisfied)
           -requires_modules    => []  (array ref of module names that are
                                        required; if any don't load, the desired
                                        number of tests will be skipped. To
                                        specify a required version of a module,
                                        include the version number after the
                                        module name, separated by a space)
           -requires_module     => str (as above, but for just one module)
           -requires_executable => Bio::Tools::Run::WrapperBase instance
                                       (checks WrapperBase::executable for the
                                        presence of a binary, skips if absent)
           -requires_env        => str (checks %ENV for a specific env. variable,
                                        skips if absent)
           -excludes_os         => str (default none, if OS suppied, desired num
                                        of tests will skip if running on that OS
                                        (eg. 'mswin'))
           -requires_networking => 1   (if true the desired number of tests will
                                        be skipped if network tests haven't been
                                        enabled in Build.PL)
           -requires_email      => 1   (if true the desired number of tests will
                                        be skipped if either network tests
                                        haven't been enabled in Build.PL or an
                                        email hasn't been entered)

test_output_file

 Title   : test_output_file
 Usage   : my $output_file = test_output_file();
 Function: Get the full path of a file suitable for writing to.
           When your test script ends, the file will be automatically deleted.
 Returns : string (file path)
 Args    : none

test_output_dir

 Title   : test_output_dir
 Usage   : my $output_dir = test_output_dir();
 Function: Get the full path of a directory suitable for storing temporary files
           in.
           When your test script ends, the directory and its contents will be
           automatically deleted.
 Returns : string (path)
 Args    : none

test_input_file

 Title   : test_input_file
 Usage   : my $input_file = test_input_file();
 Function: Get the path of a desired input file stored in the standard location
           (currently t/data), but correct for all platforms.
 Returns : string (file path)
 Args    : list of strings (ie. at least the input filename, preceded by the
           names of any subdirectories within t/data)
           eg. for the file t/data/in.file pass 'in.file', for the file
           t/data/subdir/in.file, pass ('subdir', 'in.file')

test_network

 Title   : test_network
 Usage   : my $do_network_tests = test_network();
 Function: Ask if network tests should be run.
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : none

test_email

 Title   : test_email
 Usage   : my $do_network_tests = test_email();
 Function: Ask if email address provided
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : none

test_debug

 Title   : test_debug
 Usage   : my $output_debugging = test_debug();
 Function: Ask if debugging information should be output.
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : none

float_is

 Title   : float_is
 Usage   : float_is($val1, $val2);
 Function: test two floating point values for equality
 Returns : Boolean based on test (can use in combination with diag)
 Args    : two scalar values (floating point numbers) (required via prototype)
           test message (optional)

_skip

Decide if should skip and generate skip message

_check_module

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