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August 18, 2023 16:41
Message ID: CA+M4CHta3Pvsw=s=W8xBzcbRjRHhJoLyNi1dxVEq02fnRWvMCQ@mail.gmail.com
This has come up at conferences before, but I've not seen it discussed here
(or at least, I can't find it in the archives. Apologies if this has been
done to death).
When I install a module, it often has tons of dependencies which
potentially impact modules I've already installed. It's particularly bad if
it updates dual-life modules and something breaks.
It would be nice if I could do "cpan Some::Module" and also install the
tests. Later, I install some other module and I run the tests for all of
the modules I've already installed.
I've been doing testing long enough that I know that some tests will not be
easily installable (or might not be installable at all), but having a good
solution is better than having no solution.
Is this at all feasible? Or is there some other group I should be asking?
Curtis "Ovid" Poe
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