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Name ^

TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::MyTAP - Stream TAP from MyTAP test scripts

Synopsis ^

In Build.PL for your application with MyTAP tests in t/*.my:

      module_name        => 'MyApp',
      test_file_exts     => [qw(.t .my)],
      use_tap_harness    => 1,
      tap_harness_args   => {
          sources => {
              Perl  => undef,
              MyTAP => {
                  database => 'try',
                  user     => 'root',
                  suffix   => '.my',
      build_requires     => {
          'Module::Build'                     => '0.30',
          'TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::MyTAP' => '3.22',

If you're using prove:

  prove --source Perl \
        --ext .t --ext .my \
        --source MyTAP --mytap-option database=try \
                       --mytap-option user=root \

If you have only MyTAP tests, just use my_prove:

  my_prove --database try --user root

Direct use:

  use TAP::Parser::Source;
  use TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::MyTAP;

  my $source = TAP::Parser::Source->new->raw(\'');
  $source->config({ MyTAP => {
      database => 'testing',
      user     => 'root',
      suffix   => '.my',

  my $class = 'TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::MyTAP';
  my $vote  = $class->can_handle( $source );
  my $iter  = $class->make_iterator( $source );

Description ^

This source handler executes MyTAP MySQL tests. It does two things:

  1. Looks at the TAP::Parser::Source passed to it to determine whether or not the source in question is in fact a MyTAP test ("can_handle").
  2. Creates an iterator that will call mysql to run the MyTAP tests ("make_iterator").

Unless you're writing a plugin or subclassing TAP::Parser, you probably won't need to use this module directly.

Testing with MyTAP

If you just want to write tests with MyTAP, here's how:

Methods ^

Class Methods


  my $vote = $class->can_handle( $source );

Looks at the source to determine whether or not it's a MyTAP test file and returns a score for how likely it is in fact a MyTAP test file. The scores are as follows:

  1    if it has a suffix equal to that in a "suffix" config
  1    if its suffix is ".my"
  0.8  if its suffix is ".sql"
  0.75 if its suffix is ".s"

The latter two scores are subject to change, so try to name your MyTAP tests ending in ".my" or specify a suffix in the configuration to be sure.


  my $iterator = $class->make_iterator( $source );

Returns a new TAP::Parser::Iterator::Process for the source. $source->raw must be either a file name or a scalar reference to the file name.

The MyTAP tests are run by executing mysql, the MySQL command-line utility. A number of arguments are passed to it, many of which you can affect by setting up the source source configuration. The configuration must be a hash reference, and supports the following keys:


The path to the mysql command. Defaults to simply "mysql", which should work well enough if it's in your path.


The database to which to connect to run the tests. Defaults to the system username.


The MySQL user to use to connect to MySQL. If not specified, no user will be used, in which case mysql will fall back on the system username.


The password to use to connect to MySQL. If not specified, no password will be used.


Specifies the host name of the machine to which to connect to the MySQL server. Defaults to the local host.


Specifies the TCP port or the local Unix-domain socket file extension on which the server is listening for connections. Defaults to the port specified at the time mysql was compiled, usually 3306.

See Also ^

Support ^

This module is managed in an open GitHub repository. Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone git:// and send patches!

Found a bug? Please post or email a report!

Author ^

David E. Wheeler <>

Copyright and License ^

Copyright (c) 2010-2016 David E. Wheeler. Some Rights Reserved.

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

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