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Re^2: RFC: Module::Stubber

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Dec 01, 2004 at 11:26 UTC ( #411427=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RFC: Module::Stubber
in thread RFC: Module::Stubber

Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps Module::Stub is a better name. I also like your idea for using importer semantics instead of calling stub.

I was aware of Test::MockObject, but not MockModule. However, these are tools for writing tests; I intend Module::Stub to be more general purpose, and useable in production code.

Also I would be sure the stub module is properly added to the %INC hash, otherwise require and use will try to load the real module. (you may have already done this, but you didn't post code, so I don't know).
This depends on the circumstances. I am intending to stub when the module is not installed on the target system, so the 'real' module won't be there anyway. But a lot depends on how Module::Stub is going to be used.

Regarding the status of the module, I have not written any code yet, just the POD sections I posted in the root node. I do feel that there is sufficient interest here, and I will spend time on it and release the module. I will address the API issues of subclassing or plugins as I develop it. I also agree with your last sentence and revdiablo's comment - I want this module to be accessible to a large audience, which does not have a grasp of Perl's arcane features, such as symbol tables, coderefs in @INC, the %INC hash, etc.

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Re^3: RFC: Module::Stubber
by simonflk (Pilgrim) on Dec 06, 2004 at 13:20 UTC

    I was aware of Test::MockObject, but not MockModule. However, these are tools for writing tests; I intend Module::Stub to be more general purpose, and useable in production code.

    At the moment Test::MockModule is pretty generic despite the namespace. It doesn't include any test functions right now. And if it did, they'd be optional so you could still use it in production code.

    See also Sub::Override, which is very similar to T::MM. The main differences are that T::MM allows you override subs that didn't previously exist, and inherited methods. And Sub::Override works on multiple packages, whereas T::MM only operates on one package per object

    -- simonflk

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