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Re: [perl #133131] Blead Breaks CPAN: Devel::Cover

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Aaron Crane
April 21, 2018 08:04
Re: [perl #133131] Blead Breaks CPAN: Devel::Cover
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James E Keenan via RT <> wrote:
> A couple of weeks back I gave a talk at  In the discussion period, I remarked that, because Devel::Cover (along with Devel::NYTProf) digs deep into the Perl guts, we expect it to break at least once during each dev cycle.
> Surprisingly, at least when built on non-DEBUGGING builds on Linux, Devel::Cover was graded PASS at each monthly dev release up thru 5.27.10.  (I hope to have 5.27.11 results within 2 days.)  But of course I don't do that testing on DEBUGGING builds.

Assertions are normally enabled only in DEBUGGING builds, so
non-DEBUGGING builds won't display problems of this sort.

> Do you know whether any other major CPAN libraries break on DEBUGGING builds?

I haven't investigated; it was coincidence that I tripped over this
assertion failure.

Aaron Crane

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