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[perl #116961] Data::Dumper 2.143 tests failures on 5.10.1

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James E Keenan via RT
March 1, 2013 00:08
[perl #116961] Data::Dumper 2.143 tests failures on 5.10.1
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On Thu Feb 28 08:45:23 2013, dolmen wrote:
> According to cpantesters reports, tests of Data::Dumper 2.143 fail on
> everything below 5.14.

It's worse.  On each of two different machines, I used the 'cpan' shell
to 'test Data::Dumper'.  I then inserted a debugging line calling out
the D::D version number into in each location.  I then used my
everyday, recent versions of 'prove' and 'perl' to run one file from the
test suite.  I got different results on the two different machines.

See attached.  The 5.16.0 on Linux was built from source; the 5.16.2 on
Darwin was installed using 'perlbrew'.  On Darwin, with 5.16.2, running
the test with 'perl' gave the same error we're seeing on all those
pre-5.14.0 cpantesters.

While many tests were added to the distro between D::D 2.139 and 2.143,
the code changes to the key files, and Dumper.xs, were
relatively small.  So I'm at a loss as to how to explain this.


Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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