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Ken Williams
October 19, 2005 18:14
Re: Tests needing user parameters
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On Oct 19, 2005, at 4:50 PM, Jess Robinson wrote:

> My module will login to a web service and manipulate data
> programmatically.. Nothing critical I assure you, just a tool ;) Since
> theres no dummy/test account that I know of, I'll need the users
> account/email address and password to login.

Typically you'd add some code to the Makefile.PL or Build.PL that asks 
the user for a username/password to use for testing, and gives the user 
an option to skip those tests.  DBI modules often do this, for example 
(where the username/password is for a database to access).

If you're using ExtUtils::MakeMaker, you'll have to find some file to 
stash the information, probably somewhere in t/ .  If you're using 
Module::Build, have a look at the notes() method, which is for caching 
this kind of information.


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