Category Archives: toolchain

Paying respect to Module::Build

Earlier this week, I proposed that Module::Build be deprecated from the Perl 5 core. After some discussion, this proposal has been accepted by the Pumpking. I want to take a moment to discuss what this means, why I suggested it, and what I think Module::Build trail blazed for Perl 5. Deprecation means a warning in […]

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The Annotated Lancaster Consensus

The official Lancaster Consensus document is on Github. This blog post is an annotated review of it. The Lancaster Consensus At the first Perl QA Hackathon in 2008 in Oslo, a number of QA and toolchain authors, maintainers and experts came together to agree on some common standards and practices. This became known as "The […]

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Perl QA hackathon 2013 wrapup

I've been back from the Perl QA 2013 hackathon for a few days and I'm probably overdue to write about the trip. I'm intimidated by last years writeup — I must have been feeling a lot peppier on the plane a year ago. I've also been busying writing up the notes from the "Lancaster Consensus" […]

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Alternative to Test::NoWarnings

The Test::NoWarnings module is very helpful for detecting subtle errors in your code. Unfortunately, by default, it does its reporting in an END block, which doesn't play nicely with Test::More's done_testing() function, which I use a lot. There has been an open ticket since 2009 and nothing has been done. There is a workaround, but […]

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Perl QA hackathon wrapup

From mid-air somewhere near Greenland... I'm on my way back from the fifth annual Perl QA Hackathon and I can't believe it's already over. I missed the last two and I'd forgotten what an awesome experience it is. tl;dr: Stuff I worked on: A new way of thinking about CPAN indexes Making CPAN.pm use a […]

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