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  • Tests that do not impact on functionality should always be optional, for two reasons.

    Firstly, there's the issue of code bloat.

    Test::Perl::Critic in particular has fairly serious dependencies (since it needs to install PPI).

    But secondly, it results in false-positive failures.

    That is, by making a test script for say POD checking, you are essentially saying that the POD for a module is SO important, if for some unknown reason there's a single small bug in the POD, you as the author would rather have them not u