in reply to Re: Factory classes in Perl (updated)
in thread Factory classes in Perl
I'd be genuinely curious if there are other useful uses for the "recommends" and "suggests" relationships of CPAN::Meta::Spec.
You might consider the recommendation or suggestion of optional modules used in the test suite. Often previously I have found that a dist will require various modules for testing which themselves have long dependency chains. This is fine if you want 100% coverage but a lot of the time I (as a user) just want to be able to install the module, test the essential components and be done without downloading lots of modules for the test suite that I might never use again.