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MidLifeXis

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  • Commented on Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules
    If the tester is not testing Test::More, why is it using a trial version of Test::More? Shouldn't the cpantester node be using the production version of everything that is not actively under test? Just my $0.02....
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    /usr/local, on some platforms, is not secure. On other platforms, /usr/contrib is an unsecure location. There is a reason not to include it in root's default path. Under cron (or system startup, or manually running scripted tasks), I typically have...
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  • Alex Kapranoff commented on /usr/local/bin rant

    Looks like your questhub/play-perl links are broken here.

  • Vyacheslav Matyukhin commented on /usr/local/bin rant

    Oops, I copy-pasted Neil's code and forgot to replace the link. Thanks! :)

  • Robert Rothenberg commented on Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules

    As a module author, I also don't want to see fails for spurious reasons for my modules.

    I think the only time I've used that as a reason to not use a module was when that module hadn't been updated in several years, and consistently fails on recent versions of Perl.

    I believe that CPAN Testers has a way that you can mark specific tests as not-applying just for…

  • Ether commented on Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules

    > I don't think CPAN Testers is doing the right thing by using broken Test::More's that aren't available for normal installations.

    I strongly disagree. What if these Test::More changes *were* production ready? Receiving these failing reports, before Test::More sees a stable release, would be vital to identifying issues with your code, so you have a chance to fix it before that stable release and everyone is affected. The smokers can't know whether this trial is nearing production readiness or not.

    CPAN test reports are my best indicator of whether my code is working for eve…

  • exodist7 commented on Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules

    As the person making the Test::More changes, I have to agree with this idea:

    Failures due to alpha versions of Test::More should not be red marks against OTHER modules that in no way took action to cause the problem.

    If I had known they did show up there I probably would have been reluctant to release these alphas. The alphas are valuable and help me find a lot of issues... but I don't want other people to be dinged from them. I myself judge modules based on the pass/fail ratio in cpan testers.

    At the very least these should be unknown, not fail (in metacpan/cpan dis…

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