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From:
Eric Wilhelm
Date:
June 30, 2008 16:27
Subject:
Re: The evil t/pod.t recap
Message ID:
200806301627.17595.ewilhelm@cpan.org
# 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?
>
>http://drhyde.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/drhyde/perlmodules/Class-
>CanBeA/t/pod.t?revision=1.1&content-type=text%2Fplain

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.

  http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.qa/2007/07/msg8842.html

--Eric
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