Test::Count::Filter - a filter that counts the tests and updates the test count.

my $filter = Test::Count::Filter->new({%args});

%args may contain the following:

  • input_fh

    The input filehandle - defaults to STDIN.

  • output_fh

    The output filehandle - defaults to STDOUT.

  • assert_prefix_regex

    Passed to Test::Count.

  • plan_prefix_regex

    The prefix regex for detecting a plan line: i.e: a line that specifies how many tests to run. Followed immediately by a sequence of digits containing the number of tests. The latter will be updated with the number of tests.

    Can be a regex or a string.


Processes the stream.


version 0.1105


    use Test::Count::Parser;

    my $parser = Test::Count::Parser->new();



    my $value = $parser->get_count();


After initiating a parser one can input assignment expressions, and count update expressions. Both of them use arithmetic operations, integers, and Perl-like variable names.

At the end one should call $parser-get_count()> in order to get the total number of tests.


$parser->update_assignments({'text' => $mytext,})

Updates the parser's state based on the assignments in $mytext. For example if $mytext is:


Then at the end $myvar would be 500 and $another_var would be 508.

$parser->update_count({'text' => $mytext,})

Adds the expression inside $mytext to the internal counter of the module. This is in order to count the tests.

my $count = $parser->get_count()

Get the total number of tests in the parser.


Shlomi Fish, .


Test::Count, Test::Count::Parser



Copyright 2006 Shlomi Fish.

This program is released under the following license: MIT X11.



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Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-test-count at, or through the web interface at You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

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This software is Copyright (c) 2006 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License