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From:
Jerry D. Hedden
Date:
July 1, 2008 06:56
Subject:
Re: [RFC] Dual-lifing test.pl
Message ID:
1ff86f510807010656w686e87c9r30fa3cad2c3de08b@mail.gmail.com
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?

Nicholas Clark wrote:
> 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)

Then to eliminate duplication of test.pl in dual-lived
modules, a new dual-lived test module will need to be
developed that incorporates functionality from test.pl that
does not already exist elsewhere.

Is this a concensus view, everyone?

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