in reply to Re: What is the impact of 5.18.0?in thread What is the impact of 5.18.0?
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/.