Zitiere Jay Lawrence <jlawrenc@stripped>:
> I am running across some limitations in the current tests. In my case I
> have relocated my socket and options files so that I can have more than
> one independent instance of MySQL running.
> Therefore I started to upgrade the Makefile.PL to allow for
Please, don't. I do not know, whether this is currently
present. If not, add the option
All of the above can be specified as part of the DSN.
> I am running against the need to modify more of the tests to allow
> tests like, say, akmisc.t to run properly. (It assumes just a simple
> host to connect with).
This is indeed the single reason why "testhost" and "testport" are
used: Downwards compatibility to the "Mysql" module.
I would suggest the following:
- Add a new option --testdsn with the following rules: If
--testdsn is specified, then --testhost, --testport and
--testdb are ignored. Even more, if they are specified,
then a warning should be issued, that these options are
deprecated and being removed a future version.
- Update the test scripts for DBD::mysql to use this option.
- Change the Mysql module to allow specifying a DSN rather
than host, port and database. For example, I would suggest
to verify whether the "host" string starts with "DBI:mysql"
(not with DBI:mysql:, so that a driver like "DBI:mysqlEmbed"
works in the future!). If so, take the "host" value as a
DSN and the following values as user and password, as in
Mysql->connect("DBI:mysql:mydb", "joe", "joespassword");
(Do not forget to update the "Mysql" docs appropriately!)
Update the Mysql tests to make use of that feature.
If you do all of the above, I'd be *quite* happy to accept a