Many cross-platform test failures particularly on Win32 are due to
hard-coded file paths being used in comparison tests.
my $file = get_file(); # returns "foo\bar.t";
is( $file, "foo/bar.t" ); # fails on Win32
This simple module provides some handy functions to convert all those
path separators automatically so filename tests will just DWIM.
The alternative is to write your own utility subroutine and use it everywhere
or just keep on littering your test code with calls to File::Spec yuck!
is( $file, File::Spec->canonpath("some/path"), "should pass" );
Since this module is so simple, you might not think it worth including as a
dependency. After all, its not that hard to always remember to use
File::Spec, Path::Tiny or some other file utility, right? But odds are
that, at some point, youll be so busy writing tests that youll forget and
hard-code a path in your haste to show what a clever programmer you are.
So just use this module and stop worrying about it. Youll be happier
and so will anyone trying to install your modules on Win32.
filename_is ( $got, $expected, $label );
filename_isnt( $got, $expected, $label );
These functions work just like is() and isnt() from Test::More, but
the first two argument will be cleaned up and normalized to Unix-style
paths using Path::Tiny. This means that .\foo.txt will get normalized
to foo.txt and so on.
This software is Copyright (c) 2007 by David A. Golden.
This is free software, licensed under:
The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004