Test2::Manual::Tooling::Plugin::ToolStarts(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Test2::Manual::Tooling::Plugin::ToolStarts(3)

Test2::Manual::Tooling::Plugin::ToolStarts - How to add behaviors that occur when a tool starts work.

This tutorial will help you write plugins that have behavior when a tool starts. All tools should start by acquiring a context object. This tutorial shows you the hooks you can use to take advantage of the context acquisition.

package Test2::Plugin::MyPlugin;

use Test2::API qw{

sub import {
    my $class = shift;

    # Let us know every time a tool requests a context, and give us a
    # chance to modify the parameters before we find it.
    test2_add_callback_context_acquire(sub {
        my $params_ref = shift;

        print "A tool has requested the context\n";

    # Callback every time a new context is created, not called if an
    # existing context is found.
    test2_add_callback_context_init(sub {
        my $ctx_ref = shift;

        print "A new context was created\n";


use Test2::API qw{test2_add_callback_context_init test2_add_callback_context_acquire};
This imports the "test2_add_callback_context_init()" and "test2_add_callback_context_acquire()" callbacks.
test2_add_callback_context_acquire(sub { ... })
This is where we add our callback for context acquisition. Every time "Test2::API::context()" is called the callback will be run.
my $params_ref = shift
In the test2_add_callback_context_acquire() callbacks we get exactly 1 argument, a reference to the parameters that "context()" will use to find the context.
print "A tool has requested the context\n"
Print a notification whenever a tool asks for a context.
test2_add_callback_context_init(sub { ... })
Add our context init callback. These callbacks are triggered whenever a completely new context is created. This is not called if an existing context is found. In short this only fires off for the top level tool, not nested tools.
my $ctx_ref = shift
The coderefs for test2_add_callback_context_init() will receive exactly 1 argument, the newly created context.
print "A new context was created\n"
Print a notification whenever a new context is created.

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

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

Copyright 2018 Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>.

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2021-07-27 perl v5.34.0