in reply to What is the impact of 5.18.0?
so the test suite will fail if Test::Pod and friends are installed,
And here i though pod tests were AUTHOR tests that shouldn't affect installations one way or the other :)
The CPANTS kwalitee scanner had a metric for using Test::Pod directly for the longest time. That's a lot of inertia to overcome.
Authors: unless you keep in sync with reality and release often, please do not include pod tests in you distribution.
You are right, but authors that actively partition in the CPANTS game most likely ar willing to either fix their pod (best solution) or move to xt/.
It's a bad idea to run pod tests at the user end, but nevertheless some distributions do.