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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm currently working on CPANTS (finally found/took some time..). CPANTS does pod testing. And a lot of other things.

    I'll do a talk on it at YAPC::Europe in Belfast, and if you (and others) are interested, we could do a BOF.

    For a short preview, CPANTS currently creates YAML-files for each dist containing various information. Additionally, it creates a SQLite DB for easy querying of stuff.

    Here's the yaml-file for Acme::Bleach (which contains 3 pod errors):

    --- #YAML:1.0
    dist: Acme-Bleach-1.12
    • Looks like you gone a lot further than I was thinking, great stuff. I will be very interested to hear your talk, assuming I'm not schedule to talk at the same time, so will be along if I can.

      However, are you also a producing a report of the errors you've found. In some cases rerunning the tests on a.n.other box may not spot the problems, so it's handy to have a detailed list of what you tested with (Test:: module versions too) as well as the errors.

      • I'm planning to include various pieces of metadata in the results like the version of CPANTS used to generate data.

        But including versions of important modules used (and perl version, BTW) is a good idea. Thanks!

        BTW. I ran CPANTS today, you can view the results here (this is a very temporary URI..): []
        (very raw results, that is: yaml-files in directory metrics, and a sqlite DB. no docs currently, sorry)