November 2011 Archives

Time spent waiting for tests you know will pass is time wasted

I've started using 'cpanm -n Module' to install Perl modules. The '-n' tells cpanminus to skip testing and just install the module.

"What, are you insane?"

Nope, I have just found that for most Perl modules, it is more time efficient to skip testing on the initial install, and sort out any problems later. Especially with a setup you know that works.

If I was installing a new application for the first time, I would probably not skip the tests however.

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