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Erik Tank

NAME

Test::Mock::Simple - A simple way to mock out parts of or a whole module.

SYNOPSIS

  use Test::Mock::Simple;

  my $total = 0; 

  # Original::Module has methods increase, decrease, and sum
  my $mock = Test::Mock::Simple->new(module => 'Original::Module');
  $mock->add(increase => sub { shift; return $total += shift; }); 
  $mock->add(decrease => sub { shift; return $total -= shift; }); 
  
  my $obj = Original::Module->new(); 
  $obj->increase(5); 
  $obj->decrease(2); 
  print $obj->sum . "\n"; # prints 3 

DESCRIPTION

This is a simple way of overriding any number of methods for a given object/class.

Can be used directly in test (or any) files, but best practice (IMHO) is to create a 'Mock' module and using it instead of directly using the module in any tests. The goal is to write a test which passes whether Mocking is being used or not. See TEST_MOCK_SIMPLE_DISABLE below.

The default behavior is to not allow adding methods that do not exist. This should stop mistyped method names when attempting to mock existing methods. See allow_new_methods below to change this behavior.

Why another Mock module? I needed something simple with no bells or whistles that only overrode certain methods of a given module. It's more work, but there aren't any conflicts.

This module can not do anything about BEGIN, END, or other special name code blocks. To changes these see B's (The Perl Compiler Backend) begin_av, end_av, etc. methods.

Environmental Variables

TEST_MOCK_SIMPLE_DISABLE

If set to true (preferably 1) then 'add' is disabled.

Methods

new

Create a new mock simple object.

module

The name of the module that is being mocked. The module will be loaded immediately (by requiring it).

NOTE: since require is being used to load the module it's import method is not being called. This may change in later versions.

allow_new_methods

To create methods that do not exist in the module that is being mocked.

The default behavior is to not allow adding methods that do not exist. This should stop mistyping method names when attempting to mock existing methods.

add

This allows for the creation of a new method (subroutine) that will override the existing one. Think of it as 'add'ing a mocked method to override the existing one.

AUTHOR

Erik Tank, <tank@jundy.com<gt>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2013 by Erik Tank

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.14.2 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.