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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It seems to me that testing by smokers is also in the order Lunix, Mac, MSWin. That is pretty strange to me, if we want perl to be nice to novices, and we want perl to grow and thus live.

    Maybe it should be a goal for Strawberry Perl to be able to be shipped with cpan testing on, so anyone who can type "cpanp" at the MS command window (not many, I wager) will be a tester of everything they think they need. If they want to turn it off, the directions will be right there.

    The major problem I see is only an em

    • It is a goal to enable reporting FAIL by default, but unfortunately CPAN::Reporter isn't good enough yet. It needs to support HTTP, and it needs to be vendor-configurable so it can just work out the box without the need for a file in the user's home directory.

      • Agreed. I note that HTTP transport of reporting has been talked about a long time. I think the closest they got, was they allowed it, if you were running your own http server, and then you could mail it out from there. So that seems to have fallen off the list.

        To me that is "GOTO 10". When asked if THEY would put up a public server, the answer was, "no". Oh well, I know this will be construed as complaining without correcting, but hey, I want perl to succeed, and I am not of the class to submit patches