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Re: Test::Unit related query

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:15 UTC ( #1013373=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Test::Unit related query

Suggest you not get started with Perl::Unit at all. :) You see, Perl::Unit aka Test::Unit appears to have been abandoned, as indicated here and here and here. Note that, unlike Perlish-mainstream Test:: modules, Test::Unit is not based on Test::Builder.

A common mistake I've seen from folks coming from a non-Perl xUnit background is to use Test::Unit in preference to the Perl-mainstream and much more widely used Test::Builder/TAP/Test::More/Test::Class set of modules ... only to regret that decision later. Have a read of the "Other Modules for xUnit Testing in Perl" section of the Test::Class documentation, which compares Test::Class with other xUnit-style Perl testing modules (including Test::Unit and Test::SimpleUnit).

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[marto]: configure whatever client you use to use a repositry you like?
[Corion]: usemodperl: Why would you want HTTP there? If you want/need to use wget without SSL libraries, set (or whatever) as your uplink?
[marto]: I suspect more trolling...
[usemodperl]: Because the audience for my apps have old, locked down versions of perl that can't install modules or update perl and now all that is horribly broken without HTTP. Of course I can go outside Perl anytime but that impacts portability
[usemodperl]: I can find cpan mirrors on http but not with plain files, only tar.gz, does something like meta exist on http?
[marto]: run your own mirror minicpan
[marto]: or just fatpack/package your apps
[Corion]: usemodperl: No. I think your approach to "downloading modules" is horribly misguided. I recommend you use the standard tools, and/or move your own tools to standard interfaces. Or maybe just set up your own plaintext mirror if that's what you need.
[Corion]: usemodperl: If your "audience" runs old, locked-down computers that can connect to the outside world, they shouldn't install random stuff from CPAN. Especially, as many modules on CPAN don't work with 5.005_004 anymore.
[usemodperl]: downloading modules is wrong? oh dear...

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