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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
July 1, 2008 06:38
Subject:
Re: [RFC] Dual-lifing test.pl
Message ID:
20080701133842.GG94237@plum.flirble.org
On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 09:31:22AM -0400, Jerry D. Hedden wrote:

> If the functionality in test.pl (that does not currently
> exist in other module) could be duplicated elsewhere using a
> Test::Builder-based module, would there be a reason then to
> maintain test.pl?  Would it be better then to eliminate
> test.pl entirely?

No, it should stay. It intentionally doesn't use packages internally, and (at
least) some other constructions. (specifically ++.
Although a quick skim suggests that some use of -> for method calls has
slipped in, with File::Spec and Config, in which_perl(), fresh_perl* and
the isa/can tests)

Nicholas Clark

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