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Re: Writing tests for a module

by bikeNomad (Priest)
on Jun 05, 2001 at 22:21 UTC ( #85927=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Writing tests for a module

I don't bother checking in my modules, but it's reasonable to check in your Makefile.PL so they know when installing it (or knows) that they need something else. I even check for standard modules. If you use ExtUtils::MakeMaker, just add a PREREQ_PM hash arg to the arguments to WriteMakefile. From Archive-Zip's Makefile.PL:

WriteMakefile( #snip PREREQ_PM => { 'Compress::Zlib' => 1.06, 'Carp' => 0, 'File::Path' => 0, 'File::Find' => 0, 'File::Basename' => 0, }, #snip );

If you have PREREQ_PM set, will use it to load prerequisites. Also, the .PPD file (used by PPM) will have the dependency information, which will allow PPM to load the required modules.

update: added explanation at end

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