Like a good programmer, I try to be good about unit testing More Info. And also as a good programmer, I throw errors in my PHP where appropriate. I just learned today after a bit of digging through the codebase, that SimpleTest can be told to expect an Exception (or error) to be thrown in the test.
trigger_error(), you can use the
expectError() as follows:
$this->expectError( $errorMessageToExpect, 'My message about this test case' );
Note that there is an internal queue of errors in SimpleTest, so it will expect precisely one error for each call to
If, however, you’re using
throw you use
$this->expectException( $exceptionclass, 'My message about this test case' );
You can specify the class of exception to expect in the first parameter – the usual type would be
Exception, of course. If you set the first parameter to
false, it defaults to this type.