Testing modules is easy. Testing scripts is hard. I show a few techniques I’ve recently aquired on pulling a script into a .t file, and using Test::Trap to handle die, exceptions, directory changes, and even capturing stdout and stderr.
Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl and Smalltalk programming languages, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and consulting company (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc of Portland, Oregon), and is a highly sought-after speaker for his masterful stage combination of technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. And he’s a pretty good Karaoke singer, winning contests regularly.
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