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NAME ^

Test::Unit::Assertion::Regexp - Assertion with regex matching

SYNOPSIS ^

    require Test::Unit::Assertion::Regexp;

    my $assert_re =
      Test::Unit::Assertion::Regexp->new(qr/a_pattern/);

    $assert_re->do_assertion('a_string');

This is rather more detail than the average user will need. Test::Unit::Assertion::Regexp objects are generated automagically by Test::Unit::Assert::assert when it is passed a regular expression as its first parameter.

    sub test_foo {
      ...
      $self->assert(qr/some_pattern/, $result);
    }

If the assertion fails then the object throws an exception with details of the pattern and the string it failed to match against.

Note that if you need to do a 'string does not match this pattern' type of assertion then you can do:

   $self->assert(qr/(?!some_pattern)/, $some_string)

ie. Make use of the negative lookahead assertion.

IMPLEMENTS ^

Test::Unit::Assertion::Regexp implements the Test::Unit::Assertion interface, which means it can be plugged into the Test::Unit::TestCase and friends' assert method with no ill effects.

DESCRIPTION ^

The class is used by the framework to provide sensible 'automatic' reports when a match fails. The old:

    $self->assert(scalar($foo =~ /pattern/), "$foo didn't match /.../");

seems rather clumsy compared to this. If the regexp assertion fails, then the user is given a sensible error message, with the pattern and the string that failed to match it...

AUTHOR ^

Copyright (c) 2001 Piers Cawley <pdcawley@iterative-software.com>.

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

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