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NAME ^

App::SimpleScan::Plugin::Retry - implement retry pragma/command line option

VERSION ^

This document describes App::SimpleScan::Plugin::Retry version 1.00

SYNOPSIS ^

    simple_scan --retry 6

    or in a simple_scan input file:
    %%retry 6

Both of these would retry fetches up to 6 times, pausing an increasingly-long time between each try. If all attempts fail, the failure reported with the last fetch is reflected back to the test program; if at any point the fetch succeeds, further retry attempts are abandoned.

DESCRIPTION ^

App::SimpleScan::Plugin::Retry allows simple_scan to use the retry function implemented by the WWW::Mechanize::Pluggable retry plugin.

This allows you to retry a transaction multiple times; it checks $mech-success> to see if the transaction was successful.

If you need more sophisticated retry testing, you're better off scripting this yourself using WWW::Mechanize::Pluggable and WWW::Mechanize::Plugin::Retry. One way is to use the %%retry pragma in input to simple_scan --gen to generate skeleton code, and then replace the call to retry to retry_if with the appropriate status check subroutine (see WWW::Mechanize::Pluggable::Retry for more details).

INTERFACE ^

options

Options supported by this plugin: --retry, with one argument, the retry count.

pragmas

Pragmas supported by this plugin: %%retry, same arguments as --retry.

retry

Setter/getter for the current retry count. Used by both the pragma and the command-line option to store the argument value.

retry_pragma Implements the actual code: stacks a call to mech-retry> on the outgoing code stream, or a call to fail if the argument is not a number.

validate_options

Generates a virtual %%retry pragma for the value given on the command line.

OPTIONS ^

--retry

Allows you to specify a global retry count for the input file to be processed. If the input file contains %%retry pragmas, the count will be reset as these pragmas are encountered.

PRAGMAS ^

%%retry

Set the retry count immediately to the new count specified as the argument.

    %%retry 3
    http://unsteady.org/ /.../ Y Look for expected text
    %%retry 0
    http://steady.org/   /.../ Y Same text

A retry count of zero means that the fetch will not be retried.

DIAGNOSTICS ^

"retry count '$args' is not a number

Issued by the generated test code if Perl can't parse the retry count (either from a pragma or the command line) as a valid number.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

App::SimpleScan::Plugin::Retry requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

App::SimpleScan, WWW::Mechanize::Pluggable::Retry.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

This only retries fetch failures; a more flexible means of testing "did it work?" is probably in order.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-app-simplescan-plugin-retry@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR ^

Joe McMahon <mcmahon@cpan.org >

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005, 2006 Yahoo! and Joe McMahon <mcmahon@cpan.org >. All rights reserved.

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

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