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Re: Data Retention Policies

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Buddy Burden
October 18, 2019 01:33
Re: Data Retention Policies
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> So, questions for those affected:
> * Do you look at text reports older than 5 years? 3 years? 1 year?

For others' modules, no/no/no.  For my modules, no/rarely/yes.

> * Are test summaries useful to you without the full text of the report?

That's a really tough one.  I suppose they're always useful for things still on CPAN, regardless of age, but you already 
pointed that out.  For others' modules, I very rarely look at the full text _at all_, regardless of age.  For my modules ... 
well, my gut reaction was, the only thing the summary is good for is letting me click through to the full report.  But 
Serguei brings up an excellent point: that's only true for the FAILs (or, more accurately, for anything which is not a PASS). 
  So that's a good call.

> * Are pass/fail counts older than 5 years useful to you? 3 years? 1 year?

So many layers here ... obviously, if it's available on CPAN, then yes.  If it's somebody else's module not on CPAN, then 
probably not, and definitely not if it's a developer release.  If it's mine ... I guess it might be nice to have the counts 
back as far as is practical, but the dev releases are way less useful.  Beyond 3 years I doubt I'd look at a dev release, 
even at the high level of just the pass/fail counts.

Hope there was something useful buried in all that rambling. :-)

		-- Buddy

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