TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl(3perl)

TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl - Stream TAP from a Perl executable

Version 3.44

use TAP::Parser::Source;
use TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl;
my $source = TAP::Parser::Source->new->raw( \'script.pl' );
my $class = 'TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl';
my $vote  = $class->can_handle( $source );
my $iter  = $class->make_iterator( $source );

This is a Perl TAP::Parser::SourceHandler - it has 2 jobs:

1. Figure out if the TAP::Parser::Source it's given is actually a Perl script ("can_handle").

2. Creates an iterator for Perl sources ("make_iterator").

Unless you're writing a plugin or subclassing TAP::Parser, you probably won't need to use this module directly.


my $vote = $class->can_handle( $source );

Only votes if $source looks like a file. Casts the following votes:

0.9  if it has a shebang ala "#!...perl"
0.3  if it has any shebang
0.8  if it's a .t file
0.9  if it's a .pl file
0.75 if it's in a 't' directory
0.25 by default (backwards compat)


my $iterator = $class->make_iterator( $source );

Constructs & returns a new TAP::Parser::Iterator::Process for the source. Assumes "$source->raw" contains a reference to the perl script. "croak"s if the file could not be found.

The command to run is built as follows:

$perl @switches $perl_script @test_args

The perl command to use is determined by "get_perl". The command generated is guaranteed to preserve:

Taint Mode, if set in the script's shebang

Note: the command generated will not respect any shebang line defined in your Perl script. This is only a problem if you have compiled a custom version of Perl or if you want to use a specific version of Perl for one test and a different version for another, for example:

#!/path/to/a/custom_perl --some --args
#!/usr/local/perl-5.6/bin/perl -w

Currently you need to write a plugin to get around this.


Decode any taint switches from a Perl shebang line.

# $taint will be 't'
my $taint = TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl->get_taint( '#!/usr/bin/perl -t' );
# $untaint will be undefined
my $untaint = TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl->get_taint( '#!/usr/bin/perl' );


Gets the version of Perl currently running the test suite.

Please see "SUBCLASSING" in TAP::Parser for a subclassing overview.

package MyPerlSourceHandler;
use strict;
use TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl;
use base 'TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Perl';
# use the version of perl from the shebang line in the test file
sub get_perl {
    my $self = shift;
    if (my $shebang = $self->shebang( $self->{file} )) {
        $shebang =~ /^#!(.*\bperl.*?)(?:(?:\s)|(?:$))/;
        return $1 if $1;
    return $self->SUPER::get_perl(@_);

TAP::Object, TAP::Parser, TAP::Parser::IteratorFactory, TAP::Parser::SourceHandler, TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Executable, TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::File, TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::Handle, TAP::Parser::SourceHandler::RawTAP

2022-12-12 perl v5.36.0