Test2::Tools::Defer - Write tests that get executed at a later time


Test2::Tools::Defer - Write tests that get executed at a later time


Sometimes you need to test things BEFORE loading the necessary functions. This module lets you do that. You can write tests, and then have them run later, after Test2 is loaded. You tell it what test function to run, and what arguments to give it. The function name and arguments will be stored to be executed later. When ready, run do_def() to kick them off once the functions are defined.


    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Test2::Tools::Defer;
    BEGIN {
        def ok => (1, 'pass');
        def is => ('foo', 'foo', 'runs is');
    use Test2::Tools::Basic;
    do_def(); # Run the tests
    # Declare some more tests to run later:
    def ok => (1, "another pass");
    do_def(); # run the new tests


def function => @args;

This will store the function name, and the arguments to be run later. Note that each package has a separate store of tests to run.


This will run all the stored tests. It will also reset the list to be empty so you can add more tests to run even later.


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


Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>


Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>


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

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