- SELECTING FILES TO COVER
- KNOWN ISSUES
- COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER
cover_report - Advanced coverage reports based on Devel::Cover (cover_db) databases.
-h --help Display short usage description. -V --version Display version information. -v --verbose Be extra verbose. (default: off) -q --quiet Be extra quiet. (default: off) -s --summary Display summary. (default: auto) -j --jobs N Run N test jobs in parallel (try 4) (default: off) -d --cover_db dir Location of the database directory. (default: cover_db) -f --formatter formatter What format to use, when saving reports. (default: Html) -o --output dir Output directory. (default: cover_db) -c --criterion criterion Include criterion in the report. (default: include all) -r --report report Include report of given type. (default: include all) Excluded files will not appear in the report (default: none) --exclude glob Exclude file(s) in the report --exclude_dir dir Exclude files under the directory --exclude_re RE Exclude files matching regexp Included files will appear in report (default: all user modules) --include glob Include file(s) in the report --include_dir dir Include files under the directory --include_re RE Include files matching regexp Mentioned files will appear, but will not affect stats (default: system modules) --mention glob Mention file in the report --mention_dir dir Mention files under the directory --mention_re RE Mention files matching regexp Formatter should be one from the list bellow: Html HTML with CSS YAML YAML data dumps Criterion can be one, or more, from the list bellow: statement statement coverage branch branch coverage condition condition coverage path path coverage subroutine subroutine coverage pod pod coverage time time spent all Report can be one, or more, from the list bellow: summary coverage summary. index index of covered files. coverage coverage information, per each covered file. runs coverage summary, per each file/run combination. run-details coverage details, per each file/run combination. cvs include commit information from VCS all default setting - include all.
SELECTING FILES TO COVER
You may want to decide, how each covered file should be treated.
Unless specified, no file is excluded, all files from Perl's include directories are mentioned, and the rest is included.
Files classified as 'Exclude' will be ignored, as if they never existed.
This is the first check, so file WILL be excluded, even if it could be Mentioned or Selected.
Files classified as 'Mention' will be included in the report, in separate list, and will not be taken into account when making statistical summaries.
This feature allows the developer to see what external modules - and which parts of them - his code uses. Since their (most probably incomplete) coverage is usually not important, they will not make the overall test coverage seem lower, then it actually is.
This is the second test, so the file will be Mentioned, even if could be Selected, as long, as it is not Excluded.
Files classified as 'Include' will be included in the report, and information about them will be used while making overall statistics.
This is the third check, so file - if matched - will be Selected, unless it was either Excluded or Mentioned.
- Per-directory coverage summary
Average coverage, maesured per directory (with sub-directories). Since Perl packages rely on directory structure, this could provide useful in bigger projects.
Sub-summaries include module, that has the same package name as the directory. Some example may describe this better: /Foo/Bar.pm /Foo/Baz.pm /Foo.pm /Foo <-- summary, contains /Foo/*.pm and /Foo.pm /Bzz/Brr/Doo.pm /Bzz.pm /Bzz <-- summary, contains /Bzz/Brr/Doo.pm and /Bzz.pm In the above example, there is not summary for /Bzz/Bzz, as it contains just one file, thus it would not introduce any new infromation, and just double some figures.
- File by test cross summary
Displays table with tests/scripts/sources as columns, and modules as rows. Intersections show how much ocverage a module receives from the source.
- Shortening path
When all file paths start with the same prefix, such prefix could be removed to increase redability.
--basedir_strip Enable file path shortening --nobasedir_strip Enable file path shortening --basedir dir Set directory, that should be stripped from file paths
This is not always a strict requirement. Since Devel::CoverReport is primary a reporting tool, You probably need some way of creating the coverage database in the first place.
An example use-case, where You will NOT need having Devel::Cover along, is if You just want to make report from database, that was generated on another maching/by someone else.
Condition handling is broken - it will probably work on summaries, but is ultimtely broken on detail pages. Will fix that in next release.
I have observed many times, that when running many tests at once can corrupt Devel::Cover database and thus produce false statistics.
prove -j 1 ... (default) should be a safe bet.
Devel::Cover and Devel::CoverReport reports
It seems, that running 'cover' removes contents of cover_db/runs directory. Due to this issue, Devel::CoverReport has to be used before running 'cover'.
Bartłomiej Syguła <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This module was inspired by work of:
Paul Johnson (Devel::Cover)
Johan Lindström (Devel::CoverX::Covered)
COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER
Copyright 2009-2012, Bartłomiej Syguła
This is free software. It is licensed, and can be distributed under the same terms as Perl itself.
This script was inspired by Devel::Cover by Paul Johnson.
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