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Test2::EventFacet::Info(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Test2::EventFacet::Info(3pm)


Test2::EventFacet::Info - Facet for information a developer might care about.


This facet represents messages intended for humans that will help them either understand a result, or diagnose a failure.


This facet appears in a list instead of being a single item.


$string_or_structure = $info->{details}
$string_or_structure = $info->details()
Human readable string or data structure, this is the information to display. Formatters are free to render the structures however they please. This may contain a blessed object.

If the "table" attribute (see below) is set then a renderer may choose to display the table instead of the details.

$structure = $info->{table}
$structure = $info->table()
If the data the "info" facet needs to convey can be represented as a table then the data may be placed in this attribute in a more raw form for better display. The data must also be represented in the "details" attribute for renderers which do not support rendering tables directly.

The table structure:

    my %table = {
        header => [ 'column 1 header', 'column 2 header', ... ], # Optional
        rows => [
            ['row 1 column 1', 'row 1, column 2', ... ],
            ['row 2 column 1', 'row 2, column 2', ... ],
        # Allow the renderer to hide empty columns when true, Optional
        collapse => $BOOL,
        # List by name or number columns that should never be collapsed
        no_collapse => \@LIST,
$short_string = $info->{tag}
$short_string = $info->tag()
Short tag to categorize the info. This is usually 10 characters or less, formatters may truncate longer tags.
$bool = $info->{debug}
$bool = $info->debug()
Set this to true if the message is critical, or explains a failure. This is info that should be displayed by formatters even in less-verbose modes.

When false the information is not considered critical and may not be rendered in less-verbose modes.

$bool = $info->{important}
$bool = $info->important
This should be set for non debug messages that are still important enough to show when a formatter is in quiet mode. A formatter should send these to STDOUT not STDERR, but should show them even in non-verbose mode.


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