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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You either need the block or to pass skip_all => $reason to plan(). Test::More relies on a particularity of Perl 5 control flow to stop executing the block in which you call skip(). If you're not in a block, Perl gets all wobbly.

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  • Thanks for the tip. I honestly can't recall why I wrote the tests without the skip blocks in the first place - I suspect it to have been a brain fart. Conveniently hidden by the tests passing on my 5.8.8. Evidently some versions or distributions of Perl get wobblier than others.