I started to write a test script for "Boolean Operators" with and w/o "Short-Circuit" in Perl.

And quickly found me needing to define and test "Truthiness" in Perl.

(Wait ... "0 but true" is false? Remembered it differently ;-)

And now I find myself obliged to also define "Contexts", because an empty list is also false.

And "Data Types", because internally it's more difficult, than just Scalar, Array and Hash.

It's a lot of work, but in the end it could help in many corners when done correctly:

Properly done means that it needs to be axiomatic, i.e. higher level tests need to only use features proven in lower levels.

Like so often, after a first success I find myself a bit stuck in the big picture.

I'll throw in my first approach as is for meditation.

There is a lot to be criticized, but my normal perfectionism is too risky and might lead to a never release cycle.


Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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