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 have often thought it to be a nice to have, now Schwern has implemented it:
The BAIL_OUT feature I only noticed today due to a post from Peter Kay. So if you have a test at the beginning that is crucial to the workings of the distribution, e.g. checking a network or database connection, if it fails you can stop all testing there and then. Lovely. Thanks Schwern.
See Test Control for further details.