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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: t/SMOKE on win32
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2003 18:45:43 GMT
Geoffrey Young wrote:
> Stas Bekman wrote:
>> Steve Hay wrote:
>>> So presumably t/SMOKE uses Apache-Test/lib rather than blib/lib?
>> All our tools try to use the live libs instead of blib, to make it 
>> easy to develop.
> which doesn't work at all for third party XS modules, which is why we 
> have those extra statements in, and why we need to do 
> that foo in order to have XS modules seen at all.

I wasn't talking about 3rd party modules, but mp2 and Apache-Test's internals. 
Please see below.

>> Imagine how error-prone would it be if one had to remember to run 
>> 'make' after a single change is done to a file in lib/ or 
>> Apache-Test/lib, not talking about the overhead.
> remembering to run 'make' between test runs is everyday life for most of 
> us :)  I even have an alias for it
> alias test='make && perl -Mblib'
> $ test t/01foo.t
> personally, I'd rather see everything run out of blib - it just seems to 
> make the most sense overall, and it's closer to what users of the other 
> perl testing suites are used to.

-1 on removing it, as it'll turn the development cycle into a nightmare (at 
least for me). +1 on turning this feature on only for the MAINTAINER mode. 
Patches are welcome.

BTW, my notebook has a slow HD and running 'make' in modperl-2.0, even without 
any compilations takes a minute and even longer.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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