Test2::Tools::Subtest(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Test2::Tools::Subtest(3)

Test2::Tools::Subtest - Tools for writing subtests

This package exports subs that let you write subtests.

There are two types of subtests, buffered and streamed. Streamed subtests mimic subtests from Test::More in that they render all events as soon as they are produced. Buffered subtests wait until the subtest completes before rendering any results.

The main difference is that streamed subtests are unreadable when combined with concurrency. Buffered subtests look fine with any number of concurrent threads and processes.

use Test2::Tools::Subtest qw/subtest_buffered/;

subtest_buffered my_test => sub {
    ok(1, "subtest event A");
    ok(1, "subtest event B");
};

This will produce output like this:

ok 1 - my_test {
    ok 1 - subtest event A
    ok 2 - subtest event B
    1..2
}

The default option is 'buffered'. If you want streamed subtests, the way Test::Builder does it, use this:

use Test2::Tools::Subtest qw/subtest_streamed/;

subtest_streamed my_test => sub {
    ok(1, "subtest event A");
    ok(1, "subtest event B");
};

This will produce output like this:

# Subtest: my_test
    ok 1 - subtest event A
    ok 2 - subtest event B
    1..2
ok 1 - Subtest: my_test

You can use "bail_out" or "skip_all" in a subtest, but not in a BEGIN block or "use" statement. This is due to the way flow control works within a BEGIN block. This is not normally an issue, but can happen in rare conditions using eval, or script files as subtests.

subtest_streamed $name => $sub
subtest_streamed($name, $sub, @args)
subtest_streamed $name => \%params, $sub
subtest_streamed($name, \%params, $sub, @args)
Run subtest coderef, stream events as they happen.

"\%params" is a hashref with any arguments you wish to pass into hub construction.

subtest_buffered $name => $sub
subtest_buffered($name, $sub, @args)
subtest_buffered $name => \%params, $sub
subtest_buffered($name, \%params, $sub, @args)
Run subtest coderef, render events all at once when subtest is complete.

"\%params" is a hashref with any arguments you wish to pass into hub construction.

The source code repository for Test2-Suite 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