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Nicholas Clark
September 27, 2011 12:41
Re: Smoke [blead] v5.15.3-33-g0f8d4b5 FAIL(F) linux2.6.38-11-generic [debian] (x86_64/8 cpu)
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On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 04:34:12PM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:

> I do a 'make test_harness' for my local testing.  I'm having trouble 
> grokking why harness would allow incorrect TAP output, and TEST 
> wouldn't; nor is it documented AFAICT.  Is there a reason for this 
> besides tuitlessness?  I would have thought the two things would try 
> hard to have consistent pass/fail results; leaving only weird cases 
> where they would differ.

I *think* that TEST is actually stricter than harness. I don't know if
it's possible to ask Test::Harness to be stricter in its parsing of TAP.
[I guess therefore that yes, it's tuitlessness]. I think that having
t/harness be as strict as possible would be beneficial, at least for
development versions.

Nicholas Clark

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