The top part is the part where I explain how I got here. Unfortunately, that may be overemphasising that part, as my real question is: anyone who has started to use the "prove" tool (or, really, any of the Test::* namespace) to test stuff that isn't perl, do you have insight on how to approach this? Is there a particular Test::* module that is well-suited? Are there gotchas to using the Test::* modules in such a way? Obviously, things like "require_ok" or "isa_ok" or "can_ok" are useless. I'm more looking for "don't rely on XYZ to work against qx//" or "Check out Foo::Bar - its Quux function can really help with ..." or things like that.