Provided by: libtap-harness-archive-perl_0.14-1_all bug


       TAP::Harness::Archive - Create an archive of TAP test results


           use TAP::Harness::Archive;
           my $harness = TAP::Harness::Archive->new(\%args);


       This module is a direct subclass of TAP::Harness and behaves in exactly the same way
       except for one detail. In addition to outputting a running progress of the tests and an
       ending summary it can also capture all of the raw TAP from the individual test files or
       streams into an archive file (".tar" or ".tar.gz").


       All methods are exactly the same as our base TAP::Harness except for the following.

       In addition to the options that TAP::Harness allow to this method, we also allow the

           This is the name of the archive file to generate. We use Archive::Tar in the
           background so we only support ".tar" and ".tar.gz" archive file formats. This can
           optionally be an existing directory that will have the TAP archive's contents
           deposited therein without any file archiving (no Archive::Tar involved).

           This is an array reference to extra files that you want to include in the TAP archive
           but which are not TAP files themselves. This is useful if you want to include some log
           files that contain useful information about the test run.

           This is a hash reference of extra properties that you've collected during your test
           run. Some things you might want to include are the Perl version, the system's
           architecture, the operating system, etc.

       Takes the same arguments as TAP::Harness's version and returns the same thing (a
       TAP::Parser::Aggregator object). The only difference is that in addition to the normal
       test running and progress output we also create the TAP Archive when it's all done.

       This class method will return a TAP::Parser::Aggregator object when given a TAP Archive to
       open and parse. It's pretty much the reverse of creating a TAP Archive from using "new"
       and "runtests".

       It takes a hash of arguments which are as follows:

           The path to the archive file. This can also be a directory if you created the archive
           as a directory.  This is required.

           This is a hash ref containing callbacks for the TAP::Parser objects that are created
           while parsing the TAP files. See the TAP::Parser documentation for details about these

           This callback is executed every time a new TAP::Parser object is created. It will be
           passed the new parser object, the name of the file to be parsed, and also the full
           (temporary) path of that file.

           This is a subroutine that will be called if we find and parse a YAML file containing
           meta information about the test run in the archive.  The structure of the YAML file
           will be passed in as an argument.

           my $aggregator = TAP::Harness::Archive->aggregator_from_archive(
                   archive          => 'my_tests.tar.gz',
                   parser_callbacks => {
                       plan    => sub { warn "Nice to see you plan ahead..." },
                       unknown => sub { warn "Your TAP is bad!" },
                   made_parser_callback => sub {
                       my ($parser, $file, $full_path) = @_;
                       warn "$file is temporarily located at $full_path\n";



       Michael Peters, "<mpeters at>"


       Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-tap-harness-archive at", or
       through the web interface at
       <>.  I will be notified,
       and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


       You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

           perldoc TAP::Harness::Archive

       You can also look for information at:

       ·   AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation


       ·   CPAN Ratings


       ·   RT: CPAN's request tracker


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       ·   A big thanks to Plus Three, LP (<>) for sponsoring my work on
           this module and other open source pursuits.

       ·   Andy Armstrong


       Copyright 2007 Michael Peters, all rights reserved.

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