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Alexander Hartmaier
February 14, 2013 09:02
Re: perlopentut modernization
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On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 7:11 AM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 06:04:48AM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > Why not? In that, the core distribution doesn't need to install its own
> > "test_requires". It would be perfectly feasible to have the module in the
> > tarball and use it for testing, but to edit the installation scripts to
> > skip installing it.
> >
> > If it's the best tool for the job, and avoids wheel re-invention, it
> seems
> > the best solution.
> Aha. Because it's not self-contained, or anything like that. It has a
> pretty large list of pre-requisites of its own:
> Sigh.
> I'll repeat though, that the core distribution doesn't need to install and
> modules only used for testing. (Or for building, for that matter).
> Nicholas Clark
That's a author_requires/build_requires in my opinion. Is it a problem that
Perl requires non-core modules for it's test suite? Do author-only tests
exist at the moment? Cause the whole pod checking is nothing a user should
have to run on install imho.

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