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Module Version: 3.31   Source   Latest Release: Test-Harness-3.34

NAME ^

TAP::Parser::Scheduler - Schedule tests during parallel testing

VERSION ^

Version 3.31

SYNOPSIS ^

    use TAP::Parser::Scheduler;

DESCRIPTION ^

METHODS ^

Class Methods

new

    my $sched = TAP::Parser::Scheduler->new(tests => \@tests);
    my $sched = TAP::Parser::Scheduler->new(
        tests => [ ['t/test_name.t','Test Description'], ... ],
        rules => \%rules,
    );

Given 'tests' and optional 'rules' as input, returns a new TAP::Parser::Scheduler object. Each member of @tests should be either a a test file name, or a two element arrayref, where the first element is a test file name, and the second element is a test description. By default, we'll use the test name as the description.

The optional rules attribute provides direction on which tests should be run in parallel and which should be run sequentially. If no rule data structure is provided, a default data structure is used which makes every test eligible to be run in parallel:

    { par => '**' },

The rules data structure is documented more in the next section.

Rules data structure

The "rules" data structure is the the heart of the scheduler. It allows you to express simple rules like "run all tests in sequence" or "run all tests in parallel except these five tests.". However, the rules structure also supports glob-style pattern matching and recursive definitions, so you can also express arbitarily complicated patterns.

The rule must only have one top level key: either 'par' for "parallel" or 'seq' for "sequence".

Values must be either strings with possible glob-style matching, or arrayrefs of strings or hashrefs which follow this pattern recursively.

Every element in an arrayref directly below a 'par' key is eligible to be run in parallel, while vavalues directly below a 'seq' key must be run in sequence.

Rules examples

Here are some examples:

    # All tests be run in parallel (the default rule)
    { par => '**' },

    # Run all tests in sequence, except those starting with "p"
    { par => 't/p*.t' },

    # Run all tests in parallel, except those starting with "p"
    {
        seq => [
                  { seq => 't/p*.t' },
                  { par => '**'     },
               ],
    }

    # Run some  startup tests in sequence, then some parallel tests than some
    # teardown tests in sequence.
    {
        seq => [
            { seq => 't/startup/*.t' },
            { par => ['t/a/*.t','t/b/*.t','t/c/*.t'], }
            { seq => 't/shutdown/*.t' },
        ],
    },

Rules resolution

Glob-style pattern matching for rules

We implement our own glob-style pattern matching. Here are the patterns it supports:

    ** is any number of characters, including /, within a pathname
    * is zero or more characters within a filename/directory name
    ? is exactly one character within a filename/directory name
    {foo,bar,baz} is any of foo, bar or baz.
    \ is an escape character

Instance Methods

get_all

Get a list of all remaining tests.

get_job

Return the next available job as TAP::Parser::Scheduler::Job object or undef if none are available. Returns a TAP::Parser::Scheduler::Spinner if the scheduler still has pending jobs but none are available to run right now.

as_string

Return a human readable representation of the scheduling tree. For example:

    my @tests = (qw{
        t/startup/foo.t 
        t/shutdown/foo.t
    
        t/a/foo.t t/b/foo.t t/c/foo.t t/d/foo.t
    });
    my $sched = TAP::Parser::Scheduler->new(
        tests => \@tests,
        rules => {
            seq => [
                { seq => 't/startup/*.t' },
                { par => ['t/a/*.t','t/b/*.t','t/c/*.t'] },
                { seq => 't/shutdown/*.t' },
            ],
        },
    );

Produces:

    par:
      seq:
        par:
          seq:
            par:
              seq:
                't/startup/foo.t'
            par:
              seq:
                't/a/foo.t'
              seq:
                't/b/foo.t'
              seq:
                't/c/foo.t'
            par:
              seq:
                't/shutdown/foo.t'
        't/d/foo.t'
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