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How to fake  the parameter of subroutine called in another subroutnie?

Posted on 2007-04-10
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Dear expert,

I am doing a perl testing using Test::MockModule. i just give a simple example here:

I have perl module test.pm
 package Test;
   
    sub test1 {
       my $result_ref = test2();

      if ( $result_ref ) {
          test3( $result_ref->{a} );
       }

    }
    sub test2  {
      my $result_ref;
     ..........
      return $result_ref
   }
   sub test3 {
   }

In my test file: test.t
I need to test if subroutines test2 and test3 are called in sub test1.
so I mock test2 and test3.
my $module = new Test::MockModule( 'test' );
my ($sub2_call, $sub3_call);
$module->mock('test2', sub{ $sub2_call=1} );
$module->mock('test3', sub{ $sub3_call=1} );

I need to test when mocked test2 returns 1, then test3 is called. But when I test it always has the problem with the parameter "$result_ref->{a}" since the real sub test2 is not called and $result_ref->{a} doesn't exist. My question is how to fake (mock) the parameter of sub. test3.

 Thanks.
Hanqian
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$module->mock('test2', sub{ $sub2_call=1; return {a=>1} } );
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by:Hanqian
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 I am not really clear about :  sub{ $sub2_call=1; return {a=>1} },  

if the sub returns {a=>1}. What does $sub2_call = 1 mean?

 I thought that $sub2_call = 1  is to mock the real test2 to  sub  test2 {return 1} ,  to see if  test2 is called by:  is($sub2_call, 1, ' test2 is called');

In your case, how to test if test2 is called, we can't use  is($sub2_call, 1, ' test2 is called'); ?

This is the my first perl testing program, I appreciate your help.
 
Thanks
Hanqian
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