Test::Specio - Test helpers for Specio

NAME

Test::Specio - Test helpers for Specio

VERSION

version 0.42

SYNOPSIS

  use Test::Specio qw( test_constraint :vars );
  
  test_constraint(
      t('Foo'), {
          accept => [ 'foo', 'bar' ],
          reject => [ 42,    {}, $EMPTY_STRING, $HASH_REF ],
      }
  );

DESCRIPTION

This package provides some helper functions and variables for testing Specio types.

EXPORTS

This module provides the following exports:

test_constraint( $type, $tests, [ $describer ] )

This subroutine accepts two arguments. The first should be a Specio type object. The second is hashref which can contain the keys accept and reject. Each key should contain an arrayref of values which the type accepts or rejects.

The third argument is optional. This is a sub reference which will be called to generate a description of the value being tested. This defaults to calling this package's describe sub, but you can provide your own.

describe($value)

Given a value, this subroutine returns a string describing that value in a useful way for test output. It know about the various classes used for the variables exported by this package and will do something intelligent when such a variable.

builtins_tests( $GLOB, $GLOB_OVERLOAD, $GLOB_OVERLOAD_FH )

This subroutine returns a hashref containing test variables for all builtin types. The hashref has a form like this:

  {
      Bool => {
          accept => [
              $ZERO,
              $ONE,
              $BOOL_OVERLOAD_TRUE,
              $BOOL_OVERLOAD_FALSE,
              ...,
          ],
          reject => [
              $INT,
              $NEG_INT,
              $NUM,
              $NEG_NUM,
              ...,
              $OBJECT,
          ],
      },
      Maybe => {...},
  }

You need to pass in a glob, an object which overloads globification, and an object which overloads globification to return an open filehandle. See below for more details on how to create these things.

Variables

This module also exports many variables containing values which are useful for testing constraints. Note that references are always empty unless stated otherwise. You can import these variables individually or import all of them with the :vars import tag.

  • $ZERO

  • $ONE

  • $INT

    An arbitrary positive integer.

  • $NEG_INT

    An arbitrary negative integer.

  • $NUM

    An arbitrary positive non-integer number.

  • $NEG_NUM

    An arbitrary negative non-integer number.

  • $EMPTY_STRING

  • $STRING

    An arbitrary non-empty string.

  • $NUM_IN_STRING

    An arbitrary string which contains a number.

  • $INT_WITH_NL1

    An string containing an integer followed by a newline.

  • $INT_WITH_NL2

    An string containing a newline followed by an integer.

  • $SCALAR_REF

  • $SCALAR_REF_REF

    A reference containing a reference to a scalar.

  • $ARRAY_REF

  • $HASH_REF

  • $CODE_REF

  • $GLOB_REF

  • $FH

    An opened filehandle.

  • $FH_OBJECT

    An opened IO::File object.

  • $REGEX

    A regex created with qr//.

  • $REGEX_OBJ

    A regex created with qr// that was then blessed into class.

  • $FAKE_REGEX

    A non-regex blessed into the Regexp class which Perl uses internally for qr// objects.

  • $OBJECT

    An arbitrary object.

  • $UNDEF

  • $CLASS_NAME

    A string containing a loaded package name.

  • $BOOL_OVERLOAD_TRUE

    An object which overloads boolification to return true.

  • $BOOL_OVERLOAD_FALSE

    An object which overloads boolification to return false.

  • $STR_OVERLOAD_EMPTY

    An object which overloads stringification to return an empty string.

  • $STR_OVERLOAD_FULL

    An object which overloads stringification to return a non-empty string.

  • $STR_OVERLOAD_CLASS_NAME

    An object which overloads stringification to return a loaded package name.

  • $NUM_OVERLOAD_ZERO

  • $NUM_OVERLOAD_ONE

  • $NUM_OVERLOAD_NEG

  • $NUM_OVERLOAD_DECIMAL

  • $NUM_OVERLOAD_NEG_DECIMAL

  • $CODE_OVERLOAD

  • $SCALAR_OVERLOAD

    An object which overloads scalar dereferencing to return a non-empty string.

  • $ARRAY_OVERLOAD

    An object which overloads array dereferencing to return a non-empty array.

  • $HASH_OVERLOAD

    An object which overloads hash dereferencing to return a non-empty hash.

Globs and the _T::GlobOverload package

To create a glob you can pass around for tests, use this code:

  my $GLOB = do {
      no warnings 'once';
      *SOME_GLOB;
  };

The _T::GlobOverload package is defined when you load Test::Specio so you can create your own glob overloading objects. Such objects cannot be exported because the glob they return does not transfer across packages properly.

You can create such a variable like this:

  local *FOO;
  my $GLOB_OVERLOAD = _T::GlobOverload->new( \*FOO );

If you want to create a glob overloading object that returns a filehandle, do this:

  local *BAR;
  open BAR, '<', $0 or die "Could not open $0 for the test";
  my $GLOB_OVERLOAD_FH = _T::GlobOverload->new( \*BAR );

SUPPORT

Bugs may be submitted at https://github.com/houseabsolute/Specio/issues.

I am also usually active on IRC as 'autarch' on irc://irc.perl.org.

SOURCE

The source code repository for Specio can be found at https://github.com/houseabsolute/Specio.

AUTHOR

Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2012 - 2017 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.