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Paul Johnson
February 12, 2013 22:26
Re: TPF Devel::Cover grant report Weeks 30-32
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On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 07:02:44PM -0500, James E Keenan wrote:
> On 2/11/13 4:56 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 10:39:21PM -0500, James E Keenan wrote:
> >
> >>So, thanks again for making this coverage available, and let me
> >>recommend that you include all packages included with the Perl 5
> >>core.
> >
> >That's a great suggestion.  I have done just that with
> >
> >
> >The cpancover run is currently in progress and should be up in an hour
> >or two.
> >
> >And thanks for your work on Data::Dumper.
> >
> Do you update this on any specific frequency?

When I get around to it, at the moment, but at some point I'll put a
cron job in place.  I expect it to run maybe two or three times a week
then.  I could run it more often I suppose, especially if it were more
clever about only running those things which have changed.

But then it's turning more into a specialised smoker and becoming less
of a quick hack that I put together to test Devel::Cover.  That's
probably a good thing though, and I'm hoping to be able to do some work
in this area at the upcoming QA hackathon.

> I can see, for instance, that it would be good to run an update a
> couple of days after each monthly release of Perl 5.

The way things work at the moment I use the latest stable version of
perl (so currently 5.16.2) to test the latest versions of the modules on
CPAN.  So in this respect development releases of perl have no impact on

However, a coverage run of perl itself, including both the C code and
the modules (including the XS) would be very mice to have.  I did such a
run a long time ago, but perhaps that's another item for the QA
hackathon TODO list.  Thanks for the suggestion.

Paul Johnson -

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