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May 26, 2018

Mock DateTime->now calls during tests

Getting the current time sometimes is not very helpful for testing scenarios. Instead, if you could obtain a known value during the runtime of a testcase will make your results predictable.

Why another Date Mocker? I wanted something simple with a very concise usage pattern and a mocked date should only exist and stay constant inside a scope. After leaving the scope the current time should be back. This lead to this tiny module.

This simple module allows faking a given date and time for the runtime of a subsequent code block. By default the on keyword is exported into the namespace of the test file. The date to get mocked must be in a format that is recognized by DateTimeFormatDateParse.

WWW http//search.cpan.org/dist/Test-MockDateTime/