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NAME
    Test::Mock::Class - Simulating other classes

SYNOPSIS
      use Test::Mock::Class ':all';
      require Net::FTP;

      # concrete mocked class
      mock_class 'Net::FTP' => 'Net::FTP::Mock';
      my $mock_object = Net::FTP::Mock->new;

      # anonymous mocked class
      my $metamock = mock_anon_class 'Net::FTP';
      my $mock_object = $metamock->new_object;

      # anonymous class with role applied
      my $metamock = Test::Mock::Class->create_anon_class(
          roles => [ 'My::Handler::Role' ],
      );
      my $mock_object = $metamock->new_object;

DESCRIPTION
    In a unit test, mock objects can simulate the behavior of complex, real
    (non-mock) objects and are therefore useful when a real object is
    impractical or impossible to incorporate into a unit test.

    The unique features of `Test::Mock::Class':

    * Its API is inspired by PHP SimpleTest framework.

    * It isn't tied with Test::Builder so it can be used standalone or with
      any xUnit-like framework, i.e. Test::Unit::Lite. Look for
      Test::Builder::Mock::Class if you want to use it with Test::Builder
      (Test::More or Test::Simple).

    * The API for creating mock classes is based on Moose and Class::MOP so
      it doesn't clash with API of original class and is easy expandable.

    * The methods for defining mock object's behavior are prefixed with
      `mock_' string so they shouldn't clash with original object's methods.

    * Mocks as actors: The mock version of a class has all the methods of
      the original class. The return value will be `undef', but it can be
      changed with `mock_returns' method.

    * Mocks as critics: The method of mock version of a class can check its
      calling arguments and throws an exception if arguments don't match
      (`mock_expect' method). An exception also can be thrown if the method
      wasn't called at all (`mock_expect_once' method).

BUGS
    The API is not stable yet and can be changed in future.

AUTHOR
    Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@cpan.org>

LICENSE
    Based on SimpleTest, an open source unit test framework for the PHP
    programming language, created by Marcus Baker, Jason Sweat, Travis
    Swicegood, Perrick Penet and Edward Z. Yang.

    Copyright (c) 2009, 2010 Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@cpan.org>.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    under GNU Lesser General Public License.

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