|Subject:||Shutdown methods should always run|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:44:52 -0500 (EST)|
|To:||bug-Test-Class [...] rt.cpan.org|
|From:||David Dierauer <ddierauer [...] liquidweb.com>|
I believe that Test::Class's current behavior with regard to the interaction between failed startup methods and shutdown methods is undesirable. I believe that shutdown methods should always run, even if there's a failure in a startup method. I frequently have tests where I set up several things in a startup method, beginning with creating a test account (which is a number of related rows in a database). My shutdown methods for such test classes then always include deleting all the rows related to that account from the database. If the first thing I do in a startup method is create that account, but the second thing in the method tries to do something with it which fails unexpectedly (perhaps throwing an exception in the startup method), I still want my shutdown method to run and remove the DB rows. I have attached a patch against 0.36 to implement this behavior (which I feel is more correct). -- David Dierauer Senior Software Quality Analyst and Lead Mentor Liquid Web, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
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