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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Sunday May 23, 2004
04:40 PM

Pod::Simple and File::Find in Thunderdome

[ #18903 ]
Dear Log,

So I started making a dist for Pod::Simple yesterday. I thought, fine, I'll just click the modules into place, drop in their tests, they'll all run happily, and everything will be good.

No.

Pod::Simple::Search uses File::Find and normally they communicate happily -- but they stop communicating happy at all when one of the items in @INC is a symlink; then all hell breaks loose. And possibly also when there's a symlink in one of the items in @INC.

So I had to throw out all the code for interfacing with File::Find, and I simply wrote my own directory-walker, with the exact interface I needed, instead of jumping thru hoops to accomodate File::Find's interface.

My code ended up much better in the end, and now all the tests pass, but that bit that I thought would take a minute or two, took all night. So today it's back to work on getting that dist out.

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