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ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Coverage(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Coverage(3)
 

ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Coverage - add a Makefile target to determine test coverage using Devel::Cover

Version 0.05

This module adds an additional target to the Makefile generated by "ExtUtils::MakeMaker". The target, "testcover", calls "cover", the command-line script to generate test coverage statistics, to clean up any data from a previous run. It then runs the tests, as if "make test" was run, then calls "cover" again to generate the coverage statistics.
    # In Makefile.PL
    use ExtUtils::MakeMaker;
    use ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Coverage;
    ...
    # if you already have a MY::postamble...
    sub MY::postamble {
        testcover();
        ...
    }
    
    # if you wish to tweak the testcover target that will be written,
    # alter it's configuration.
    $conf = ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Coverage->config;
In your shell
    > perl Makefile.PL
    > make
    > make testcover

This method is exported for use when there already is a MY::postamble in the Makefile.PL. In that case, adding a call to the testcover method will add the necessary Makefile steps.

This method returns the internal config object used by this package to create the "testcover" target for the Makefile.
You can change parts of the "testcover" target by setting accessors of this object
binary
The value to use for the "cover" binary. Defaults to "cover".
format
The output format to use for "cover -report". Defaults to none, using "cover"'s default settings. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-report" switch.
ignore
An array ref of patterns to ignore when generating the coverage report. Defaults to an empty list. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-ignore" switch.
files
An array ref of test files to run for this coverage reprort. Defaults to the "$(TESTFILES)" variable as defined in your "Makefile". Consult "perldoc ExtUtils::MakeMaker" for details.
cover_statement
Boolean indicating whether to run coverage on statements. Defaults to true. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-coverage" switch.
cover_branch
Boolean indicating whether to run coverage on branches. Defaults to true. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-coverage" switch.
cover_subroutine
Boolean indicating whether to run coverage on subroutines. Defaults to true. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-coverage" switch.
cover_condition
Boolean indicating whether to run coverage on conditions. Defaults to true. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-coverage" switch.
cover_pod
Boolean indicating whether to run coverage on POD. Defaults to true. Consult "perldoc cover" for documentation on its "-coverage" switch.
Example:
    $config = ExtUtils::MakeMaker::Coverage->config;
    $config->pod(0);                    # disable pod coverage
    $config->files(['t/1.t', 't/2.t']); # use these test files only
    $config->ignore(['SCCS']);          # ignore files with these 
                                        # patterns in their path
    

This is alpha quality code in terms of features. For this module to be usable for as many modules as possible, the following additional features are needed.
BSD make
From my testing, if you run the testcover step using a BSD make, you will get coverage statistics for the test scripts. This is not at all useful. gmake is suggested until this issue is resolved.
nmake
I have not tested this enough with nmake. I have done some initial changes to make it work, but it requires more refactoring to get to where I'd like to see it. Expect full support in a release or two.

Steve Peters, "<steve@fisharerojo.org>"

Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-extutils-makemaker-coverage@rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

Paul Johnson
For developing "Devel::Cover" and enduring my many questions on IRC.
Andy Lester
For helping to make me a test-infected Perl programmer.
Jos Boumans
For making many of the changes for the 0.05 release, including the testcover script.

Devel::Cover
<http://qa.perl.org>

Copyright 2005 Steve Peters, All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2005-04-15 perl v5.28.1

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