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NAME

       Test::Unit::Procedural - Procedural style unit testing interface

SYNOPSIS

           use Test::Unit::Procedural;

           # your code to be tested goes here

           sub foo { return 23 };
           sub bar { return 42 };

           # define tests

           sub test_foo { assert(foo() == 23, "Your message here"); }
           sub test_bar { assert(bar() == 42, "I will be printed if this fails"); }

           # set_up and tear_down are used to
           # prepare and release resources need for testing

           sub set_up    { print "hello world\n"; }
           sub tear_down { print "leaving world again\n"; }

           # run your test

           create_suite();
           run_suite();

DESCRIPTION

       Test::Unit::Procedural is the procedural style interface to a sophisticated unit testing
       framework for Perl that is derived from the JUnit testing framework for Java by Kent Beck
       and Erich Gamma.  While this framework is originally intended to support unit testing in
       an object-oriented development paradigm (with support for inheritance of tests etc.),
       Test::Unit::Procedural is intended to provide a simpler interface to the framework that is
       more suitable for use in a scripting style environment.  Therefore, Test::Unit::Procedural
       does not provide much support for an object-oriented approach to unit testing - if you
       want that, please have a look at Test::Unit::TestCase.

       You test a given unit (a script, a module, whatever) by using Test::Unit::Procedural,
       which exports the following routines into your namespace:

       assert()
           used to assert that a boolean condition is true

       create_suite()
           used to create a test suite consisting of all methods with a name prefix of "test"

       run_suite()
           runs the test suite (text output)

       add_suite()
           used to add test suites to each other

       For convenience, "create_suite()" will automatically build a test suite for a given
       package. This will build a test case for each subroutine in the package given that has a
       name starting with "test" and pack them all together into one TestSuite object for easy
       testing.  If you don't give a package name to "create_suite()", the current package is
       taken as default.

       Test output is one status line (a "." for every successful test run, or an "F" for any
       failed test run, to indicate progress), one result line ("OK" or "!!!FAILURES!!!"), and
       possibly many lines reporting detailed error messages for any failed tests.

       Please remember, Test::Unit::Procedural is intended to be a simple and convenient
       interface. If you need more functionality, take the object-oriented approach outlined in
       Test::Unit::TestCase.

AUTHOR

       Copyright (c) 2000-2002, 2005 the PerlUnit Development Team (see Test::Unit or the AUTHORS
       file included in this distribution).

       All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
       it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

       ·   Test::Unit::TestCase

       ·   the procedural style examples in the examples directory