03 4 / 2012

As we walked back to the hotel before dinner, I asked Miyagawa how his hackathon was going. He said he wanted to get better support for all of META.json’s prereq types (suggestions, test requirements, etc.) into cpanminus, but had been stymied by ExtUtils::MakeMaker’s lack of support for test requires. One big motivator for him was to speed up the —notest option by skipping test prereqs, but that wouldn’t work if EUMM had no mechanism for them.

I filed a pull request for adding TEST_REQUIRES with tests. It’s a bit of a mess, but that seems to be life with EUMM.

rjbs, like always, my hero!