Test::Timer

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NAME

Test::Timer - test module to test/assert response times

VERSION

The documentation describes version 2.03 of Test::Timer

FEATURES

SYNOPSIS

use Test::Timer;

time_ok( sub { doYourStuffButBeQuickAboutIt(); }, 1, 'threshold of one second');

time_atmost( sub { doYourStuffYouHave10Seconds(); }, 10, 'threshold of 10 seconds');

time_between( sub { doYourStuffYouHave5-10Seconds(); }, 5, 10,
    'lower threshold of 5 seconds and upper threshold of 10 seconds');

#Will succeed
time_nok( sub { sleep(2); }, 1, 'threshold of one second');

time_atleast( sub { sleep(2); }, 2, 'threshold of one second');

#Will fail after 5 (threshold) + 2 seconds (default alarm)
time_ok( sub { while(1) { sleep(1); } }, 5, 'threshold of one second');

$test::Timer::alarm = 6 #default 2 seconds

#Will fail after 5 (threshold) + 6 seconds (specified alarm)
time_ok( sub { while(1) { sleep(1); } }, 5, 'threshold of one second');

DESCRIPTION

Test::Timer implements a set of test primitives to test and assert test times from bodies of code.

The key features are subroutines to assert or test the following:

EXPORT

Test::Timer exports:

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

time_ok

Takes the following parameters:

If the execution of the code exceeds the threshold specified the test fail with the following diagnostic message

Test ran 2 seconds and exceeded specified threshold of 1 seconds

time_nok

The is the inverted variant of time_ok, it passes if the threshold is exceeded and fails if the benchmark of the code is within the specified timing threshold.

The API is the same as for time_ok.

time_nok( sub { sleep(1); }, 2, 'threshold of two seconds');

If the execution of the code executes below the threshold specified the test fail with the following diagnostic message

Test ran 1 seconds and did not exceed specified threshold of 2 seconds

time_atmost

This is syntactic sugar for time_ok

time_atmost( sub { doYourStuffButBeQuickAboutIt(); }, 1, 'threshold of one second');

If the execution of the code exceeds the threshold specified the test fail with the following diagnostic message

Test ran N seconds and exceeded specified threshold of 1 seconds

N will be the actual measured execution time of the specified code

time_atleast

time_atleast( sub { doYourStuffAndTakeYourTimeAboutIt(); }, 1, 'threshold of 1 second');

The test succeeds if the code takes at least the number of seconds specified by the timing threshold.

If the code executes faster, the test fails with the following diagnosic message

Test ran 1 seconds and did not exceed specified threshold of 2 seconds

Please be aware that Test::Timer, breaks the execution with an alarm specified to trigger after the specified threshold + 2 seconds (default), so if you expect your execution to run longer, set the alarm accordingly.

$Test::Timer::alarm = $my_alarm_in_seconds;

See also diagnostics.

time_between

This method is a more extensive variant of time_atmost and time_ok, you can specify a lower and upper threshold, the code has to execute within this interval in order for the test to succeed

time_between( sub { sleep(2); }, 5, 10,
    'lower threshold of 5 seconds and upper threshold of 10 seconds');

If the code executes faster than the lower threshold or exceeds the upper threshold, the test fails with the following diagnosic message

Test ran 2 seconds and did not execute within specified interval 5 - 10 seconds

Or

Test ran 12 seconds and did not execute within specified interval 5 - 10 seconds

PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

_runtest

This is a method to handle the result from _benchmark is initiates the benchmark calling benchmark and based on whether it is within the provided interval true (1) is returned and if not false (0).

_benchmark

This is the method doing the actual benchmark, if a better method is located this is the place to do the handy work.

Currently Benchmark is used. An alternative could be Devel::Timer, but I do not know this module very well and Benchmark is core, so this is used for now.

The method takes two parameters:

_timestring2time

This is the method extracts the seconds from benchmarks timestring and returns it as an integer.

It takes the timestring from _benchmark (Benchmark) and returns the seconds part.

import

Test::Builder required import to do some import hokus-pokus for the test methods exported from Test::Timer. Please refer to the documentation in Test::Builder

DIAGNOSTICS

All tests either fail or succeed, but a few exceptions are implemented, these are listed below.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

This module requires no special configuration or environment.

Tests are sensitive and be configured using environment and configuration files, please see the section on test and quality.

DEPENDENCIES

INCOMPATIBILITIES

This module holds no known incompatibilities.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

This module holds no known bugs.

The current implementations only use seconds and resolutions should be higher, so the current implementation is limited to seconds as the highest resolution.

On occassion failing tests with CPAN-testers have been observed. This seem to be related to the test-suite being not taking into account that some smoke-testers do not prioritize resources for the test run and that addional processes/jobs are running. The test-suite have been adjusted to accomodate this but these issues might reoccur.

TEST AND QUALITY

Coverage Status

Coverage report for the release described in this documentation (see VERSION).

---------------------------- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
File                           stmt   bran   cond    sub    pod   time  total
---------------------------- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
blib/lib/Test/Timer.pm         96.1  100.0   64.2   95.4  100.0  100.0   93.8
...Timer/TimeoutException.pm  100.0    n/a    n/a  100.0  100.0    0.0  100.0
Total                          96.8  100.0   64.2   96.4  100.0  100.0   94.7
---------------------------- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------

The Test::Perl::Critic test runs with severity 5 (gentle) for now, please refer to t/critic.t and t/perlcriticrc.

Set TEST_POD to enable Test::Pod test in t/pod.t and Test::Pod::Coverage test in t/pod-coverage.t.

Set TEST_CRITIC to enable Test::Perl::Critic test in t/critic.t

CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION

This distribution uses Travis for continuous integration testing, the Travis reports are public available.

Build Status

SEE ALSO

ISSUE REPORTING

Please report any bugs or feature requests using Github

SUPPORT

You can find (this) documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

perldoc Test::Timer

You can also look for information at:

DEVELOPMENT

AUTHOR

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Test::Timer and related modules are (C) by Jonas B. Nielsen, (jonasbn) 2007-2017

Test::Timer and related modules are released under the Artistic License 2.0

Used distributions are under copyright of there respective authors and designated licenses

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