Generic::Assertions "Generic::Assertions" allows you to create portable containers of classes of assertions, and allows keeping severity of assertions from their implementation. Basic implementation entails * Defining a list of things to test for * Returning a pair of ( OK / NOT_OK , "reason" ) for the tests conclusion * [optional] Defining a default handler for various classes of severity ( "should", "must" etc. ) * [optional] Defining an input transform (eg: always converting the first argument to a path) * Invoking the assertion at the callpoint as "$instance->severity_level( test_name => @args_for_test )" INSTALLATION This is a Perl module distribution. It should be installed with whichever tool you use to manage your installation of Perl, e.g. any of cpanm . cpan . cpanp -i . Consult http://www.cpan.org/modules/INSTALL.html for further instruction. Should you wish to install this module manually, the procedure is perl Makefile.PL make make test make install COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Kent Fredric <email@example.com>. This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.