Test::Log::Dispatch -- Test what you are logging
my $log = Test::Log::Dispatch->new();
# call something that logs to $log
# now test to make sure you logged the right things
$log->contains_ok(qr/good log message/, "good message was logged");
$log->does_not_contain_ok(qr/unexpected log message/, "unexpected message was not logged");
$log->empty_ok("no more logs");
my $msgs = $log->msgs;
cmp_deeply($msgs, ['msg1', 'msg2', 'msg3']);
Test::Log::Dispatch is a Log::Dispatch object that keeps track of everything logged to it in memory, and provides convenient tests against what has been logged.
The constructor returns a Test::Log::Dispatch object, which inherits from Log::Dispatch and contains a single Log::Dispatch::Array output at 'debug' level.
The constructor requires no parameters. Any parameters will be forwarded to the Log::Dispatch::Array constructor. For example, you can pass a min_level to override the default 'debug'.
The test_name is optional in the *_ok methods; a reasonable default will be provided.
Tests that a message in the log buffer matches $regex. On success, the message is removed from the log buffer (but any other matches are left untouched).
Tests that no message in the log buffer matches $regex.
Tests that there is no log buffer left. On failure, the log buffer is cleared to limit further cascading failures.
Tests that there is a single message in the log buffer and it matches $regex. On success, the message is removed.
Clears the log buffer.
Returns the current contents of the log buffer as an array reference, where each element is a hash containing a message and level key.
Allow testing of log levels.
Copyright (C) 2009 Jonathan Swartz, all rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install Test::Log::Dispatch, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.