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NAME ^

Test::Roo::Class - Base class for Test::Roo test classes

VERSION ^

version 1.004

DESCRIPTION ^

This module is the base class for Test::Roo test classes. It provides methods to run tests and anchor modifiers. Generally, you should not extend this class yourself, but use Test::Roo to do so instead.

ATTRIBUTES ^

description

A description for a subtest block wrapping all tests by the object. It is a 'lazy' attribute. Test classes may implement their own _build_description method to create a description from object attributes. Otherwise, the default is "testing with CLASS".

METHODS ^

run_tests

    # as a class method
    $class->run_tests();
    $class->run_tests($description);
    $class->run_tests($init_args);
    $class->run_tests($description $init_args);

    # as an object method
    $self->run_tests();
    $self->run_tests($description);

If called as a class method, this creates a test object using an optional hash reference of initialization arguments.

When called as an object method, or after an object has been generated, this method sets an optional description and runs tests. It will call the setup method (triggering any method modifiers), will run all tests (triggering any method modifiers on each_test) and will call the teardown method (triggering any method modifiers).

If a description is provided, it will override any initialized or generated description attribute.

The setup, tests and teardown will be executed in a Test::More subtest block.

setup

This is an empty method used to anchor method modifiers. It should not be overridden by subclasses.

each_test

This method wraps the code references set by the test function from Test::Roo or Test::Roo::Role in a Test::More subtest block.

It may also be used to anchor modifiers that should run before or after each test block, though this can lead to brittle design as modifiers will globally affect every test block, including composed ones.

teardown

This is an empty method used to anchor method modifiers. It should not be overridden by subclasses.

AUTHOR ^

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is Copyright (c) 2013 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004
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