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david at dbooth

Mar 15, 2012, 10:00 AM


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Re: Hello, I think TestRunPerl can save me, but I am not sure how to go about it... [In reply to]

FYI, I tried doing this with using the Test::MockObject module, but
abandoned the effort due to a bug that causes Apache2 child process
segmentation fault even when no Test::MockObject functions are called:
https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=73723

I don't know if there might have been other workarounds possible.

David

On Thu, 2012-03-15 at 09:28 -0700, Fred Moyer wrote:
> Steve, please direct these questions to the mod_perl list which I have
> cc'd. You're much more likely to get an answer from any one of the
> thousands of experienced users on this list than emailing any of the
> posters directly.
>
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Steven Lembark <lembark [at] wrkhors> wrote:
> >
> > Say I have a mod_perl2 handler that does nothing more
> > than pass off its request object to another sub. The
> > sub gets a few things out of $request->args and the
> > headers, proceses its result, and life is good.
> >
> > 99% of the work inside the handler has nothing whatever
> > to do with mod_perl.
> >
> > I would like to run:
> >
> > perl -d submit_a_fake_request;
> >
> > and watch the request get handled.
> >
> > I think that PerlTest or PerlTestRun might offer some
> > way to do this but, but the POD includes only:
> >
> > My::TestRun->new->run(@ARGV);
> >
> > and I have no idea what to pass in as @ARGV.
> >
> > Note that I am not trying to debug Apache itself,
> > just the code that lives below the handler sub. Nor
> > am I writing tests for the most part, I just need
> > to see the code in "perl -d" to find out some things
> > about what is going on inside the code.
> >
> > If this were mod_perl with an HTTP::Request object
> > I could take an old $r->as_string, strip the method
> > and uri, split the headers on newlines, extract the
> > query and construct a new HTTP::Request object. I
> > am trying to duplicate this procedure in Apache2.
> >
> > I'll be happy to hand back POD for the PerlTestRun
> > that shows someone how to assemble a working Apache2
> > request out of as_string output in order to run a
> > test. But several days of stumbling through google and
> > mod_perl archives leave me with no examples that don't
> > already assume that someone knows all of the appropriate
> > arguments and methods to call for setting up an object.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > --
> > Steven Lembark 3646 Flora Pl
> > Workhorse Computing St Louis, MO 63110
> > lembark [at] wrkhors +1 888 359 3508
>
>

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Re: Hello, I think TestRunPerl can save me, but I am not sure how to go about it... fred at redhotpenguin Mar 15, 2012, 9:28 AM
    Re: Hello, I think TestRunPerl can save me, but I am not sure how to go about it... david at dbooth Mar 15, 2012, 10:00 AM
        Re: Hello, I think TestRunPerl can save me, but I am not sure how to go about it... cosimo at streppone Mar 15, 2012, 10:07 AM

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