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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Friday January 19, 2007
02:38 PM

Dave Rolsky: Another Satisfied Customer

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Recently when I asked on the Perl-QA list what features people would like to see in TAPx::Parser, Dave Rolsky replied that he would like to see the $ENV{HARNESS_ACTIVE} variable set. So I added that along with $ENV{HARNESS_VERSION}. After a bit of email exchange with him, he wrote the following:

I've started using it instead of prove. The two killer features for me were ordering output from STDOUT/STDERR correctly, and the color highlighting.

In another encouraging sign, not only do we have no test failures reported for the latest release and zero bug reports (all previous ones having been fixed), I see a success report for Cygwin, a very encouraging sign.

More features to come!

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  • Andy just got me hooked on prove a couple of months ago, and now I have to start using something else? Damn cargo culting memers. :-P
  • Are the tests supposed to be non-alpha order when not using the shuffle option?
    • i.e.

      F:\CPAN\Handel-Storage-RDBO>runtests -lr
      t/cart_restore_replace_filter...........ok
      t/cart_restore................. .........ok
      t/cart_item_create......................ok
      t/cart_restore_merge... .................ok
      t/order_save............................ok
      t/order_search. .........................ok
      t/order_items...........................ok
      t/cart_ add..............................ok
      t/order_destroy.........................ok
      t/order_delete..........................ok
      t/order_create...................

    • It would appear that the order above is the same order if one does "dir" in the t directory. Not by date. Not by last mod. Not by name. Not by size.

      Who knows what the hell Windows is doing. Maybe by ntfs node id or something terribly non-useful.
      • Eh? The 'dir' command lists file in alphabetical order by default, as does Perl's readdir() on Windows. Yours doesn't?

        There are no inodes on Windows, btw. :)

        • Well, not inodes, no, but ntfs pointers. I think this is a windows "feature". On permanent drives, it is indeed alphabetical. On removable drives (USB, or at least the one I have), it is NOT alphabetical.

          F:\>dir
          Volume in drive F has no label.
          Volume Serial Number is 44B6-4FFC

          Directory of F:\

          07/13/2006  10:01 AM    <DIR>          Mozilla Firefox
          01/26/2006  06:53 PM               488 Shortcut to firefox.exe.lnk

      • Tests are returned in the order that File::Find returns them. See the code for bin/runtests.