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Re: Pod::Coverage tests failing for documented module. Why?

by chargrill (Parson)
on Jan 20, 2007 at 05:21 UTC ( #595639=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Pod::Coverage tests failing for documented module. Why?

First, you should skip everything in pod-coverage.t if the user doesn't have Test::Pod::Coverage. Plain and simple, that's primarily for you - no one other than CPAN module contributors is likely to have Test::Pod::Coverage, which of CPAN consumers, is a small percentage. i.e.

use strict; use warnings; use Test::More; eval { use Test::Pod::Coverage qw( no_plan ); }; if( @$ ){ plan skip_all => 'Test::Pod::Coverage required for testing POD coverage'; } # ...

Second, everything needs to be documented when testing pod coverage. I forget the details, but I think 95% pod coverage (all public methods, but no private methods) still resulted in a failure last time I ran a pod-coverage.t file on a suite of my recent modules. (And I just checked the docs, no mention of honoring prefixing private methods with underbars.) So I POD'd everything (even though I skip_all'd in my .t file). Every module had everything documented:

=head1 NAME =head1 SYNOPSIS =head1 DESCRIPTION =head2 Methods =over20 =item new() =item isValid() =item getFoo() =item setFoo() =item getBar() =item setBar() =item _validateBaz =item _validateFred =back =head1 AUTHOR =head1 BUGS =head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS =head1 SEE ALSO =cut

s**lil*; $*=join'',sort split q**; s;.*;grr; &&s+(.(.)).+$2$1+; $; = qq-$_-;s,.*,ahc,;$,.=chop for split q,,,reverse;print for($,,$;,$*,$/)

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