Right, and a module might just magically work on a platform that the author never intended it to function on. Or a new platform ("QuantComp128"), might spring into existence which it might work on, although the author never heard of it.
in reply to Re: CPAN Smoke Tests: Some platforms are meant to be broken
in thread CPAN Smoke Tests: Some platforms are meant to be broken
I like your idea of using "unsupported_platforms" meta info that lists platforms that the author knows the tests will fail on, but considers that normal or doesn't care.
would then alert the smokers to mark the appropriate column in the matrix specially and refrain from sending out emails to the authors with the failed test suite results, because the results are actually considered to be a fulfilled prophecy.