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Eric Wilhelm
June 30, 2008 16:27
Re: The evil t/pod.t recap
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# from David Cantrell
# on Monday 30 June 2008 16:04:

>> If you truly have *the* Evil Cargo-Culted t/pod.t (which has been
>> previously discussed here and elsewhere), it fails spuriously for
>> some users.
>Is this The Evil?

Yes.  If you (or a co-maintainer) ever accidentally push a release from 
a machine without a Test::Pod and your pod has errors, any users who 
have Test::Pod get stuck.

IIRC, that was the default situation for Module::Starter for some time 
(and might still be.)  So, it is a symptom of a quite potentially evil 
situation, especially if the pod fails.

Hot dogs:  just another condiment.
--Heart-attack Man

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