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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It seems to me that the example you give is ultimately a poor test. You’re relying upon an implicit feature of the testing interface to test for explicit behaviors of your code. As a person new to your project how I am supposed to know that list() is only ever supposed to return two elements? Sure the tests fail but how do I know that the tests were correct in the first place?

    By making an explicit test for the explicit behavior, I can communicate to someone else that I’m expecting list() to onl

    • Agreed. There are times when you need a plan for sure (my current project for example, where I test for lots of different types of exceptions) but in general I find it thought cruft. Also note that no_plan doesn't (I think) detect die'ing halfway through.
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