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 Test - utilities to aid in testing WWW::Search backends


NAME

Test - utilities to aid in testing WWW::Search backends


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Windows
This module is not included with the standard ActivePerl distribution. It is available as a separate download using PPM.

SYNOPSYS

  $oTest = new WWW::Search::Test('HotBot,Yahoo,Excite');
  $oTest->test('HotBot', 'Kingpin', 'one', $sQuery, $TEST_RANGE, 1, 10);


DESCRIPTION

See file test.pl in the WWW-Search-HotBot distribution for a detailed ``real-world'' example.


METHODS AND FUNCTIONS

new

Create a new WWW::Search::Test object. All arguments are strings, names of backends that this object will be able to test. If no arguments are given, will be able to test all backends.

mode

Set / get the test mode of this object. If an argument is given, sets the mode to that value. Returns the current (or newly set) value.

There are three test modes available. They are:

  $MODE_INTERNAL: parse URLs out of saved pages (as a sanity check or regression test);
  $MODE_EXTERNAL: send the query to the search engine "live", parse the results, and compare them to the previously saved results;
and
  $MODE_UPDATE: send the query to the search engine "live", parse the results, and save them for future testing.

relevant_test

Given the name of a backend, returns true if this Test object is able to test that backend.

eval_test

Given the name of a backend, grabs the $TEST_CASES variable from that backend and evaluates it.

test

Run test(s) for a backend. Arguments are, in order: name of a backend to test (string, required); name of backend maintainer (string, if undef $backend::MAINTAINER will be used); filename for results storage/comparison (string, required); query to be sent to backend (string, required); test method (required, one of the following).

Several test methods are possible:

  $TEST_EXACTLY: list of URLs must match exactly (line for line, in order);
  $TEST_BY_COUNTING: test passes if number of resulting URLs is equal;
  $TEST_GREATER_THAN: test passes if we get more than N result URLs;
and
  $TEST_RANGE: like $TEST_GREATER_THAN but constrained on both ends.

no_test

Prints a message stating that this backend does not have a test suite. Takes two arguments, the backend name and the name of the maintainer.

not_working

Prints a message stating that this backend is known to be broken. Takes two arguments, the backend name and the name of the maintainer.

not_working_with_tests

Prints a message stating that this backend is known to be broken even though it has a test suite. Takes two arguments, the backend name and the name of the maintainer.

not_working_and_abandoned

Prints a message stating that this backend is known to be broken and is not being actively maintained. Takes two arguments, the backend name and the name of the maintainer.

wc_l (private, not a method)

Given a filename, count the number of lines of text contained within the file. (I.e. simulate running UNIX command wc -l on a file)

diff (private, not a method)

Given two files, returns TRUE if contents are line-by-line different, or FALSE if contents are line-by-line same. (I.e. like the UNIX command diff, but just reports true or false)

 Test - utilities to aid in testing WWW::Search backends