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XS::APItest

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3perl)
Updated: 2007-12-18
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NAME

XS::APItest - Test the perl C API  

SYNOPSIS

  use XS::APItest;
  print_double(4);

 

ABSTRACT

This module tests the perl C API. Currently tests that "printf" works correctly.  

DESCRIPTION

This module can be used to check that the perl C API is behaving correctly. This module provides test functions and an associated test script that verifies the output.

This module is not meant to be installed.  

EXPORT

Exports all the test functions:
print_double
Test that a double-precision floating point number is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_double( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

print_long_double
Test that a "long double" is formatted correctly by "printf". Takes no arguments - the test value is hard-wired into the function (as ``7'').

  print_long_double();

Output is sent to STDOUT.

have_long_double
Determine whether a "long double" is supported by Perl. This should be used to determine whether to test "print_long_double".

  print_long_double() if have_long_double;

print_nv
Test that an "NV" is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_nv( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

print_iv
Test that an "IV" is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_iv( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

print_uv
Test that an "UV" is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_uv( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

print_int
Test that an "int" is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_int( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

print_long
Test that an "long" is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_long( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

print_float
Test that a single-precision floating point number is formatted correctly by "printf".

  print_float( $val );

Output is sent to STDOUT.

call_sv, call_pv, call_method
These exercise the C calls of the same names. Everything after the flags arg is passed as the the args to the called function. They return whatever the C function itself pushed onto the stack, plus the return value from the function; for example

    call_sv( sub { @_, 'c' }, G_ARRAY,  'a', 'b'); # returns 'a', 'b', 'c', 3
    call_sv( sub { @_ },      G_SCALAR, 'a', 'b'); # returns 'b', 1

eval_sv
Evaluates the passed SV. Result handling is done the same as for "call_sv()" etc.
eval_pv
Exercises the C function of the same name in scalar context. Returns the same SV that the C function returns.
require_pv
Exercises the C function of the same name. Returns nothing.
 

SEE ALSO

XS::Typemap, perlapi.  

AUTHORS

Tim Jenness, <[email protected]>, Christian Soeller, <[email protected]>, Hugo van der Sanden <[email protected]>  

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2002,2004 Tim Jenness, Christian Soeller, Hugo van der Sanden. All Rights Reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
ABSTRACT
DESCRIPTION
EXPORT
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

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