Test::Unit::* - a unit testing framework for Perl
Test::Unit::* is a sophisticated unit testing framework for Perl
that is derived from the JUnit testing framework for Java by Kent
Beck and Erich Gamma.
While this framework is originally intended to support unit
testing in an object-oriented development paradigm (with support
for inheritance of tests etc.), Test::Unit::Procedural is intended
to provide a simpler interface to the framework that is more
suitable for use in a scripting style environment.
Therefore, Test::Unit::Procedural does not provide much support
for an object-oriented approach to unit testing - if you want
that, please have a look at Test::Unit::TestCase (also included in
A short tutorial on the object-oriented approach can be found in
the documentation of Test::Unit::TestCase (the test base class).
The Test::Unit self-test suite (contained in t/tlib) is a good
example of this approach.
There is also a GUI based interface to the testing framework.
The "TkTestRunner.pl" script shows how to invoke it.
The testing framework also features adapters for tests in the
Test::Harness style to tests in the unit testing framework style
and vice versa - see Test::Unit::HarnessUnit and
Test::Unit::UnitHarness. An example of this approach is the
self-test of the unit testing framework that you start with the
'make test' command (see t/all_tests.t).
Class::Inner, Devel::Symdump and Error.pm are required. A new-ish
version of base.pm (> 1.0) is required to avoid the problem where
earlier versions failed to compile in the parent class. The Tk
module is needed for the GUI.
Once you have installed the prerequisites, just perform the usual
incantation (replacing 'x.yy' with the current version):
tar -xvf Test-Unit-x.yy.tar
Copyright (c) 2000, 2001 Christian Lemburg, <email@example.com>.
All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can
redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
Thanks go to the other PerlUnit framework people:
Brian Ewins, Cayte Lindner, J.E. Fritz, Zhon Johansen,
Piers Cawley, Adam Spiers
Thanks for patches go to:
Matthew Astley, David Esposito.
- Test::Unit::TestCase (included in this install)
- the README file in the examples directory
- Refactoring -- Improving The Design Of Existing Code.
Martin Fowler. Addison-Wesley, 1999.
Use TestRunner.pl like this (lib adjusted for this directory):
perl -w -I./lib -I./t/tlib TestRunner.pl AllTests
Use TkTestRunner like this:
perl -w -I./lib -I./t/tlib TkTestRunner.pl AllTests