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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Some modules, e.g. URI, try live network testing and assume that perl.com will exist.

    It happened to me this morning when I was updating some Bundle or other and it took me a while to figure out why the test was failing. When I finally opened the URL in question in a browser and got a 404 error, it was then pretty clear what the problem was.

    • Naughty naughty modules, time to fix some bugs then.

      FWIW, LWP::Online does something similar, but uses a collection of 3 or 4 major sites (google, yahoo, microsoft, cnn) to determine "I CAN HAVE INTARWEB?" but it tolerates a couple of them going down...