TAP::Formatter::Color(3p) Perl Programmers Reference Guide TAP::Formatter::Color(3p)

TAP::Formatter::Color - Run Perl test scripts with color

Version 3.44

Note that this harness is experimental. You may not like the colors I've chosen and I haven't yet provided an easy way to override them.

This test harness is the same as TAP::Harness, but test results are output in color. Passing tests are printed in green. Failing tests are in red. Skipped tests are blue on a white background and TODO tests are printed in white.

If Term::ANSIColor cannot be found (and Win32::Console::ANSI if running under Windows) tests will be run without color.

 use TAP::Formatter::Color;
 my $harness = TAP::Formatter::Color->new( \%args );


The constructor returns a new "TAP::Formatter::Color" object. If Term::ANSIColor is not installed, returns undef.



Returns a boolean indicating whether or not this module can actually generate colored output. This will be false if it could not load the modules needed for the current platform.


Set the output color.

2023-02-15 perl v5.36.3