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Test::CheckChanges - Check that the Changes file matches the
Version 0.14
use Test::CheckChanges;
You can make the test optional with
use Test::More;
eval { require Test::CheckChanges };
if ($@) {
plan skip_all => 'Test::CheckChanges required for testing the Changes file';
This module checks that you *Changes* file has an entry for the current
version of the Module being tested.
The version information for the distribution being tested is taken out
of the Build data, or if that is not found, out of the Makefile.
It then attempts to open, in order, a file with the name *Changes* or
The *Changes* file is then parsed for version numbers. If one and only
one of the version numbers matches the test passes. Otherwise the test
A message with the current version is printed if the test passes,
otherwise dialog messages are printed to help explain the failure.
The *examples* directory contains examples of the different formats of
*Changes* files that are recognized.
All functions listed below are exported to the calling namespace.
ok_changes( )
The ok_changes method takes no arguments and returns no value.
Currently this package parses 4 different types of `Changes' files. The
first is the common, free style, `Changes' file where the version is
first item on an unindented line:
0.01 Fri May 2 15:56:25 EDT 2008
- more info
The second type of file parsed is the Module::Changes::YAML format
changes file.
The third type of file parsed has the version number proceeded by an *
Revision history for Perl extension Foo::Bar
* 1.00
Is this a bug or a feature
The fourth type of file parsed starts the line with the word Version
followed by the version number.
Version 6.00 17.02.2008
+ Oops. Fixed version number. '5.10' is less than '5.9'. I thought
CPAN would handle this but apparently not..
There are examples of these Changes file in the *examples* directory.
Create an RT if you need a different format file supported. If it is not
horrid, I will add it.
The Debian style `Changes' file will likely be the first new format
Please open an RT if you find a bug.
"G. Allen Morris III" <>
Copyright (C) 2008-2010 G. Allen Morris III, all rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.