Lire::Test::TestCase(3) Common base for Lire test cases.


use base qw/Lire::Test::TestCase/;
sub set_up {
my $self = shift->SUPER::set_up();
$self->{'cfg'}{'lr_schemas_path'} = [ $self->{'tmpdir'} ];


This package can be used to write test cases for Lire instead of inheriting directly from Test::Unit::TestCase.

The default set_up method will create a Lire::Test::HashConfig object and set it up in the configuration framework. This makes it easy to set configuration variables to arbitrary values in the set_up() method.

It also sets the LC_MESSAGES locale category to 'C'.

If you override set_up() and tear_down() be sure to call the SUPER:: implementation.

This subclass also defined a new kind of assertion which make sure that a snippet of code died with a proper error message.

assert_died( $test, $regex, [ $msg ] )

Execute $test and fail unless it dies with a message matching $regex. $test should be a reference to CODE. $regex should be a Regexp ref.

assert_dies( $regex, $test, [ $msg ] )

Like assert_died() but with a signature closer to the one defined in Test::Unit::Assert.

assert_isa( $class, $instance, [ $msg ] )

Fails unless $instance is an instance of $class.



Returns a Lire::Config::ConfigSpec object initialized from the default Lire configuration specification.

set_up_tz( $tz )

When you tests uses timelocal() or localtime(), you should use that method to specify the TZ under which it should run.

The TZ will be reset to its previous value during tear_down().


This will make the global PluginManager an instance that will only live for the current test. The old PluginManager will be reinstated during tear_down(). This way, you do not need to track calls to register_plugin().


$Id:,v 1.17 2006/07/23 13:16:32 vanbaal Exp $


Francis J. Lacoste <[email protected]>


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