Test2::Compare::Object - Representation of an object during deep comparison.

NAME

Test2::Compare::Object - Representation of an object during deep comparison.

DESCRIPTION

This class lets you specify an expected object in a deep comparison. You can check the fields/elements of the underlying reference, call methods to verify results, and do meta checks for object type and ref type.

METHODS

$class = $obj->meta_class

The meta-class to be used when checking the object type. This is mainly listed because it is useful to override for specialized object subclasses.

This normally just returns Test2::Compare::Meta.

$class = $obj->object_base

The base-class to be expected when checking the object type. This is mainly listed because it is useful to override for specialized object subclasses.

This normally just returns 'UNIVERSAL'.

$obj->add_prop(...)

Add a meta-property to check, see Test2::Compare::Meta. This method just delegates.

$obj->add_field(...)

Add a hash-field to check, see Test2::Compare::Hash. This method just delegates.

$obj->add_item(...)

Add an array item to check, see Test2::Compare::Array. This method just delegates.

$obj->add_call($method, $check)
$obj->add_call($method, $check, $name)
$obj->add_call($method, $check, $name, $context)

Add a method call check. This will call the specified method on your object and verify the result. $method may be a method name, an array ref, or a coderef.

If it's an arrayref, the first element must be the method name, and the rest are arguments that will be passed to it.

In the case of a coderef it can be helpful to provide an alternate name. When no name is provided the name is either $method or the string '\&CODE'.

If $context is 'list', the method will be invoked in list context, and the result will be an arrayref.

If $context is 'hash', the method will be invoked in list context, and the result will be a hashref (this will warn if the method returns an odd number of values).

SOURCE

The source code repository for Test2-Suite can be found at http://github.com/Test-More/Test2-Suite/.

MAINTAINERS

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

AUTHORS

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2017 Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>.

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

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