Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook

Errata for Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page xvii
2nd para under "Acknowledgments"

"David Adler" should be "David H. Adler"

Anonymous   
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Page 7
third paragraph

"make_test" should be replaced with "make test" (space -> underscore) in the line "The TEST_FILES argument to make_test can simplify this."

Anonymous   
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Page 15
Line 4

Change the use_ok() line once more: BEGIN { use_ok( 'AnalyzeSentence', @subs, '$WORD_SEPARATOR') or exit; } Should instead read: Change the <my @subs> and <use_ok()> lines to: BEGIN { my @subs = qw( words count_words ); use_ok( 'AnalyzeSentence', @subs, '$WORD_SEPARATOR' ) or exit; }

Anonymous   
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Page 48
second paragraph

The last sentence of the paragraph reads: "Understand what your test suite does not test and why is valuable...". The first word should be "Understanding".

Anonymous   
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Page 48
code

our@EXPORT should be: our @EXPORT

Anonymous   
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Page 51
example - between.t

In plain Test::Builder::Tester downloaded from CPAN there is no subroutine called test_pass() so this example doesn't work unless you change test_pass() to sth else (i.e. test_out()).

Anonymous   
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Page 54
second code listing, the emboldened command should start with

./new_harness instead of: new_harness

Anonymous   
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Page 54
code portions

Tested passed should be: Tests passed

Anonymous   
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Page 57-58
in the source of run_smoketest.pl

my ($revision, $path, $failures) = @_; ..should be... my ($path, $revision, $failures) = @_;

Anonymous   
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Page 58
4th line from the end, subject of mail

1) There is a typo: 'Subect' instead of 'Subject' (same typo exists in sample code, middle of page) 2) Subject mentioned here does not match subject put in the sample code; there is no 'For' and $path included.

Anonymous   
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Page 74
First code listing, bold text

Second line ending with "...,Taxes::Loophole" should have a trailing backslash to indicate a line continuation: --module=Taxes::Autocomplete,Taxes::Loophole

Anonymous   
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Page 76
Second paragraph of actual body text

s/such a a string/such a string/

Anonymous   
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Page 151
First paragraph, third line

s/testingframeworks/testing frameworks

Anonymous   
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Page 153
last example

Instead of "prove queue.t", it should read, "prove -v queue.t"

Anonymous   
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Page 161
"What about.." answer line 3

"want to to skip" should be: "want to skip"

Anonymous   
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Page 161
running prove.t

That paragraph should begin, Run F<queue_word.t> with F<prove> ... And the bold command should instead be, $ prove -v queue_word.t

Anonymous   
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Page 181
About the authors, 2nd paragraph

In the about the authors section describing Ian Langworth, the last line reads "...making robust and high-qualuty code an easier goal to achieve". "quality" is misspelled "qualuty".

Anonymous