TAP::Parser::Source::Perl(3) Stream Perl output


Version 3.17


use TAP::Parser::Source::Perl;
my $perl = TAP::Parser::Source::Perl->new;
my $stream = $perl->source( [ $filename, @args ] )->get_stream;


Takes a filename and hopefully returns a stream from it. The filename should be the name of a Perl program.

Note that this is a subclass of TAP::Parser::Source. See that module for more methods.


Class Methods


 my $perl = TAP::Parser::Source::Perl->new;

Returns a new "TAP::Parser::Source::Perl" object.

Instance Methods


Getter/setter the name of the test program and any arguments it requires.

  my ($filename, @args) = @{ $perl->source };
  $perl->source( [ $filename, @args ] );

"croak"s if $filename could not be found.


  my $switches = $perl->switches;
  my @switches = $perl->switches;
  $perl->switches( \@switches );

Getter/setter for the additional switches to pass to the perl executable. One common switch would be to set an include directory:

  $perl->switches( ['-Ilib'] );


  my $stream = $source->get_stream($parser);

Returns a stream of the output generated by executing "source". Must be passed an object that implements a "make_iterator" method. Typically this is a TAP::Parser instance.


Get the shebang line for a script file.

  my $shebang = TAP::Parser::Source::Perl->shebang( $some_script );

May be called as a class method


Decode any taint switches from a Perl shebang line.

  # $taint will be 't'
  my $taint = TAP::Parser::Source::Perl->get_taint( '#!/usr/bin/perl -t' );
  # $untaint will be undefined
  my $untaint = TAP::Parser::Source::Perl->get_taint( '#!/usr/bin/perl' );


Please see ``SUBCLASSING'' in TAP::Parser for a subclassing overview.


  package MyPerlSource;
  use strict;
  use vars '@ISA';
  use Carp qw( croak );
  use TAP::Parser::Source::Perl;
  @ISA = qw( TAP::Parser::Source::Perl );
  sub source {
      my ($self, $args) = @_;
      if ($args) {
          $self->{file} = $args->[0];
          return $self->SUPER::source($args);
      return $self->SUPER::source;
  # use the version of perl from the shebang line in the test file
  sub _get_perl {
      my $self = shift;
      if (my $shebang = $self->shebang( $self->{file} )) {
          $shebang =~ /^#!(.*\bperl.*?)(?:(?:\s)|(?:$))/;
          return $1 if $1;
      return $self->SUPER::_get_perl(@_);