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Re: [Module::Build] Re: Test::META

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Christopher H. Laco
April 1, 2005 12:55
Re: [Module::Build] Re: Test::META
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Ken Williams wrote:
> Since the 'build', 'test', and 'install' actions are considered the 
> "critical path" for installing a module, I think it makes sense to warn 
> (not die) during "perl Build.PL" when one of their 
> required/recommended/conflict dependencies aren't met.  Thereafter, only 
> die/warn when running an action and its required/recommended 
> dependencies aren't met.
>  -Ken

I'll show my lack of historical knowledge here, and this is swaying just 
a little off topic.

If build, test, and install are considered the critical path, why was 
Build/make never changed to simple run "test" always as part of the 
builds success or failure?

Just curious. In a way, I'd be much happier if 'perl Build' or 'make' 
outright failed if the tests didn't pass, just like if there was a 
c/linking error.


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