Some more hacking around gives me this. The important change is no more dependency on errors.err. Instead, we use vim's own shell-out buffers, which are better. Plus, the old perl -wc wasn't working for me. And, this is also faster than using system() and gives immediate results, which is nice when you're waiting for 20+ testfiles to run. :-)
function! Prove ( verbose, taint )
if ! exists("g:testfile")
let g:testfile = "t/*.t"
if g:testfile == "t/*.t" || g:testfile =~ "\.t$"
let s:params = "l"
let s:params = s:params . "v"
let s:params = s:params . "Tt"
execute "!prove -" . s:params . " " . g:testfile
call Compile ()
function! Compile ()
if ! exists("g:compilefile")
let g:compilefile = expand("%")
execute "!perl -wc -Ilib " . g:compilefile
nmap ,t :call Prove (0,0)<cr>
nmap ,tt :call Prove (0,1)<cr>
nmap ,T :call Prove (1,0)<cr>
nmap ,TT :call Prove (1,1)<cr>
nmap ,v :call Compile ()<cr>
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