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  • I like to have use_ok() give me its answer then let me decide what to do with it. It always sucks to have side effects forced on you. You want to die (although you probably really want to bail_out), but maybe I want to do something else, like tell a pre-commit hook something, try to log an error message, or whatever. If you want to attach extra behaviour, make a use_ok_or_die().

    I have use_ok() duplicated in several test files. That allows me to run just a single test file with those sanity checks. If you're talking about duplicating tests in the same file, that's probably a different story.