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Info about Test::Harness

by Kashratul (Acolyte)
on Mar 27, 2008 at 09:27 UTC ( #676666=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Kashratul has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks,

I have a perl file that uses selenium to open gmail -> log in -> log out.

The code is working correctly.

I have used Test::Harness just for a try.

use Test::Harness (runtests, execute_tests) ; @test_files = qw (; execute_tests(tests => \@test_files);

This is working correctly.

Now if I modify the code little bit:

use Test::Harness (runtests, execute_tests) ; @test_files = qw (; $total = execute_tests(tests => \@test_files); print $total->{max};
All is working correctly but the last line is not getting printed.

As per the information in CPAN (Test::Harness) => "Returns a list of two values, $total and $failed, describing the results."

I felt $total->{max} will return the total number of test runned (based on the info given in CPAN).

Can some one guide me why this is not getting printed?


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Re: Info about Test::Harness
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 27, 2008 at 09:34 UTC
    you want runtests
Re: Info about Test::Harness
by leriksen (Curate) on Mar 28, 2008 at 02:17 UTC
    Because execute_tests returns a list of two items, you end up assigning the fail results to $total (the last thing in the list - lookup "list assignment in a scalar context" and "comma operator" to find out why).

    If you want the totals hash ref, do this

    ($total, undef) = execute_tests(...);

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