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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't think most people know about RT. Hardly anyone advertises it or tells people that it even exists. There are more people who don't follow the mailing lists, discussion fora, and blogs than those who do. Some long time Perl users don't even know about CPAN (and I'm always shocked to see people feverishly copying down the address when I mention it in an advanced Perl class.)

    The Test::More documentation that I have doesn't tell the user to report bugs to RT. Indeed, it uses your pobox address instead of your address. :)
    • Test::Harness does this. Note that the ticket numbers went from about 3000 to 11000 in about a month. Spammers absolutely clobbered the queue. Seems to be under control now though.

      But yes, I should probably mention it in some form in the docs. However, in this case, the reporter deliberately side-stepped RT though it turns out there were ulterior motives.