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petdance (2468)

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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

Journal of petdance (2468)

Wednesday January 29, 2003
11:33 PM

Improved POD testing with Pod::Simple

[ #10288 ]
I just overhauled the stock t/99.pod.t that brian handed me once:

use Test::More;

use File::Spec;
use File::Find;
use strict;

eval {
    require Pod::Simple;

my @files;
if ($@) {
    plan skip_all => "Pod::Simple required for testing POD";
} else {
    my $blib = File::Spec->catfile(qw(blib lib));
    find(\&wanted, $blib);
    plan tests => scalar @files;

    foreach my $file (@files) {
        my $checker = Pod::Simple->new;

        $checker->output_string( \my $trash ); # Ignore any output
        $checker->parse_file( $file );
        unless ( ok( !$checker->any_errata_seen, $file ) ) {
            my $lines = $checker->{errata};
            for my $line ( sort { $a<=>$b } keys %$lines ) {
                my $errors = $lines->{$line};
                diag( "$file ($line): $_" ) for @$errors;

sub wanted {
    push @files, $File::Find::name if /\.p(l|m|od)$/ || /\.t$/;

Sean's Pod::Simple makes things so much nicer than Pod::Checker for stuff like this. I'm going to have to overhaul Test::Pod to use it, since brian's going away and someone has to keep his modules warm.

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