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Package Information: Testing_DocTest

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A Unit Test framework for writing tests in your php code docstrings. MIT
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0.6.0 (beta) was released on 2013-01-17 by tobiac (Changelog)
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pear install Testing_DocTest

Pyrus Install

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php pyrus.phar install pear/Testing_DocTest

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» Description
Testing_DocTest allows the developer to write unit tests directly in the <code></code> blocs of your functions, classes and class methods doc comments.

It comes with a default runner (phpdt) that will parse all your <code></code> blocs and will run the extracted tests.
Running tests is as simple as:

$ phpdt /path/to/your/code

There are several advantages in using Testing_DocTest:
* it makes unit tests writing funnier, easier and quicker (there's no infrastructure to setup, you just install the package, write your code examples tests and you're done !);
* it ensures that doc comments are up-to-date by verifying that all examples work as documented;
* it enforces writing of tutorial documentation, liberally illustrated with input-output examples.
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