Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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I currently use Test::Pod and Test::Pod::Coverage in all my distributions by default. I also plan to use Test::Distribution once I get the time to slot it in. However, not everyone does. As a consequence some trivial mistakes can slip through, which although not essential to the coding, are obviously worth noting for future releases. The thought I had was, along side the CPAN testing, to run a set of simple test scripts which run the three above mentioned modules against a named distribution.
Back when I did my CPAN Testing talk earlier in the year, this was something that crossed my mind, but as I was too busy doing other things, didn't really formulate how to do it. I have pondered about it off and on for a few months, and since the post mentioned today, the thought has popped up again. At some point I'd like to do this, but wonder how people would receive it. Note that any mails would only be sent to the author, and not to the cpan-testers list, as it's more a request for enhancement. Would an RT entry be prefered, sending to the CPANID, another method or just a really bad idea? Picking and choosing would not be possible, and personally would prefer the CPANID mailing that currently happens for CPAN testings, as it's the easiest to do.
I wonder whether this might be a lightning talk?