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Chad Granum

NAME

Test2::Manual::Tooling::Plugin::TestExit - How to safely add pre-exit behaviors.

DESCRIPTION

This describes the correct/safe way to add pre-exit behaviors to tests via a custom plugin.

The naive way to attempt this would be to add an END { ... } block. That can work, and may not cause problems.... On the other hand there are a lot of ways that can bite you. Describing all the potential problems of an END block, and how it might conflict with Test2 (Which has its own END block) is beyond the scope of this document.

COMPLETE CODE UP FRONT

    package Test2::Plugin::MyPlugin;

    use Test2::API qw{test2_add_callback_exit};

    sub import {
        my $class = shift;

        test2_add_callback_exit(sub {
            my ($ctx, $orig_code, $new_exit_code_ref) = @_;

            return if $orig_code == 42;

            $$new_exit_code_ref = 42;
        });
    }

    1;

LINE BY LINE

use Test2::API qw{test2_add_callback_exit};

This imports the (test2_add_callback_exit) callback.

test2_add_callback_exit(sub { ... });

This adds our callback to be called before exiting.

my ($ctx, $orig_code, $new_exit_code_ref) = @_

The callback gets 3 arguments. First is a context object you may use. The second is the original exit code of the END block Test2 is using. The third argument is a scalar reference which you may use to get the current exit code, or set a new one.

return if $orig_code == 42

This is a short-cut to do nothing if the original exit code was already 42.

$$new_exit_code_ref = 42

This changes the exit code to 42.

SEE ALSO

Test2::Manual - Primary index of the manual.

SOURCE

The source code repository for Test2-Manual can be found at https://github.com/Test-More/Test2-Suite/.

MAINTAINERS

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

AUTHORS

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2018 Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>.

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

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