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Dave Rolsky
June 10, 2008 15:07
Re: CPANTS has_test_pod* metrics
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On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Eric Wilhelm wrote:

> # from Dave Rolsky
> # on Tuesday 10 June 2008 10:23:
>>> All of my dists get their pod and pod coverage tested by the
>>> maintainer tool instead of "shipping boiler-plate tests which just
>>> happen to have certain sorts of names."
>> The point is that you should ship a dist that is complete enough for
>> an end-user to untar it, hack on the distro, run all the tests, and
>> send you a patch.
> If installing Module::Build is too much trouble, they're going to have a
> hard time with that anyway.  If they can't be bothered to run `./Build
> testpod` and `./Build testpodcoverage`, that's not such a huge deal
> because it won't ship until those pass.  Certainly it isn't worth me
> maintaining ~100 files which might have the same content.

Well, I can say that _I'm_ not going to bother running those two targets! 
My pre-release ritual does include running "prove -lr", so having pod.t 
and pod-coverage.t among my tests is quite important for me.

I've gone to the trouble of disabling them for normal installs just to 
shut up false failures.


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