Test::Unit::Assertion - The abstract base class for assertions
Any assertion class that expects to plug into Test::Unit::Assert needs to implement this interface.
Creates a new assertion object. Takes whatever arguments you desire. Isn't strictly necessary for the framework to work with this class but is generally considered a good idea.
This is the important one. If Test::Unit::Assert::assert is called with an object as its first argument then it does:
$_->do_assertion(@_[1 .. $#_]) || $self->fail("Assertion failed");
This means that
do_assertion should return true if the assertion succeeds and false if it doesn't. Or, you can fail by throwing a Test::Unit::ExceptionFailure object, which will get caught further up the stack and used to produce a sensible error report. Generally it's good practice for do_assertion to die with a meaningful error on assertion failure rather than just returning false.
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