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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think Test::Simple should be marked as a dependency. It really is needed to run the basic tests to confirm the module works. If you need other more esoteric Test::* modules then test scripts which degrade gracefully may be a good idea. Unfortunately, that would not allow you to take the fullest advantage of the the service provided by the wonderful CPAN-Testers team.

    On a related note, many CPAN modules are also repackaged in RPM, .deb and related formats. These files are easier for Joe Public to install and they generally don't list the Test modules as prerequisites if they're only required at build time.

    • Unfortunately, that would not allow you to take the fullest advantage of the the service provided by the wonderful CPAN-Testers team.

      Well, I take for granted the fact that all CPAN testers have at least all the Test::* modules installed.

      • I take for granted the fact that all CPAN testers have at least all the Test::* modules installed

        Yes, but surely that's largely as a result of those modules being listed as prerequisites in the distributions being tested.