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Re: [perl #112924] [PATCH] Clarify test instructions in INSTALL

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Andy Dougherty
May 16, 2012 05:02
Re: [perl #112924] [PATCH] Clarify test instructions in INSTALL
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On Tue, 15 May 2012, James E Keenan via RT wrote:

> On Mon May 14 06:02:08 2012, doughera wrote:
> > While trying to track down a failed test, I found the instructions
> > in the INSTALL file to be less than optimal.  
> > 
> > This patch re-orders the suggestions to put the ones most likely
> > to work first, clarifies which directory you should be in, and
> > moves a "see-also" type reference to where it is more likely to be 
> > useful.
> > 
> +1 to this patch.
> In other contexts (e.g., Parrot), people are accustomed to running a
> program called some variation of "harness" and often expect that program
> to be what, in some sense, "'make test' does."
> In contrast, having to say something like '-MTest::Init' is more arcane.
>  It certainly took me months to wrap my head around it.

For me, it was more a question of what worked vs. what didn't always 

I've applied that patch to blead as
commit 36bded947b191af9d49762ac9409f96f0d5905d7

    Andy Dougherty

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