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Wednesday September 10, 2008
10:43 AM

Bits of Bryar are going away

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If anyone here is using the Bryar blogging tool, originally written by Simon Cozens and now maintained by me, and has any objection to me deleting the following components, please yell now!

  • mod_perl support
  • DBI support
  • Flatfile::Dated

I have decided to clear out a load of dead code. mod_perl support isn't maintained anyway. I have decided that DBI and Flatfile::Dated are dead because:

  • I don't use them
  • there are no tests for them

This is as part of a big clean-up which will also include making sure that there is adequate test coverage.

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  • First off, I have to say that I don't use Bryar, if only because I don't use blogging software. (And maybe hardly anybody uses it at all...)

    But I must say that I am stunned that you are going to remove support for DBI... Especially, as reading the module's docs, it describes itself as "a modular, extensible weblog tool", probably with aspirations to be considered a versatile, professional kit. Now, a weblog tool that can only save data to text files, that does not have a professional ring to me...

    And for wh

    • There are currently no tests whatsoever for the DBI support. None. Therefore I have no idea whatsoever whether it works. Test coverage elsewhere in the application is rather scanty as well. I'd rather work on improving coverage elsewhere, in the bits of the application I actually use (so that I can then add features without breaking stuff) than spend my time on bits of the application that I don't use and am unlikely to ever use.

      When *I* was looking for a blog system, I chose Bryar precisely because i