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Re: [RFC] Dual-lifing

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Jerry D. Hedden
June 30, 2008 09:55
Re: [RFC] Dual-lifing
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Jerry D. Hedden wrote:
> From what I can tell, there are well over a dozen dual-lived
> modules that incorporate into their distributions.
> Rather than continuing this trend, I would like to propose
> turning it into a module and dual-lifing it to CPAN.

Nicholas Clark wrote:
> Why are they using it, rather than something built from
> Test::Builder?  What does it offer that Test::Builder
> derived modules don't?

Jerry D. Hedden wrote:
> In my case of dual-lifing threads, threads::shared,
> Thread::Queue and Thread::Semaphore, it was because the
> tests were already written to use  Thus, adding it
> to the distribution was easier than rewriting all the tests.
> I would imagine that is also the case for the other
> dual-lived modules that use, but their maintainers
> could have other reasons.  Anybody?

Additionally, has certain functionality (e.g.,
fresh_perl() and watchdog()) not found in the Test::*

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