Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

geoff (2013)

geoff
  reversethis-{gro ... om} {ta} {ffoeg}
http://www.modperlcookbook.org/

see http://www.modperlcookbook.org/~geoff/ [modperlcookbook.org] for personal information, links to presentations, GPG key, and so on.

Journal of geoff (2013)

Wednesday April 28, 2004
02:51 PM

is Test::Simple being maintained?

[ #18529 ]
so I've been trying to integrate Test::More as a backend for Apache-Test. it's a bit complex but not too bad once I got my head around it. anyway, all was going swimmingly until I tried to run more than one test, at which point Test::More (or more properly Test::Builder) was complaining about trying to call plan() twice.

as it turns out, there are a few package lexicals that cause trouble in a persistent environment like Apache-Test. but never fear, Test::Simple 0.48_01 introduces Test::Builder->reset() which is just what I need. I wonder if that's in perl-5.8.0? nope. 5.8.4? nope. but wasn't the last release of Test::Simple back in August, 2002? yup. even maintperl is stuck on a 2 year old version of Test::Simple. hmph.

so, what's the deal? are Test::More and it's relatives being actively maintained? or have they reached the point where new (even written) features will never make it to core or CPAN? I'm not familiar with their lifecycle, but with perl testing all the rage these days it's surprising that these core testing modules have been getting stale for so long...
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • Schwern and I have a plan to refactor Test::Builder into three separate pieces, but Test::Simple and Test::More are stable and don't need much besides bugfixes. Also, we're easily distracted.

  • yeah, I know what you mean. tuits are hard to come by :)

    are you guys committed to the API, specifically the reset() bit? I have an itch to get Apache-Test officially working with Test::More functions. I have it working locally and it's sweet :) but without an official API it's just not practical to set it loose in the wild.
  • Test::Simple 0.48_01 [cpan.org] introduces Test::Builder->reset() which is just what I need. I wonder if that's in perl-5.8.0? nope. 5.8.4? nope. but wasn't the last release of Test::Simple back in August, 2002? yup. even maintperl is stuck on a 2 year old version of Test::Simple.

    0.47 is the latest stable release of Test::Simple. Like you, maintperl awaits a non-developer release.