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Recent Articles

Pro: Organizing a test script with subtest

As our test script grows we face several issues.

One is that most humans cannot count more than 10. So when the number of test-units passes that number we will constantly make mistakes of the number of tests and soon will will give it up, using a solution such as no_plan.


Organizing a test script with subtest


MetaCPAN and the CPAN Testers

Every CPAN module comes with unit-tests. When you install a module the tests are executed. You can configure your cpan client to send this report to the CPAN Tester who will collect and display the reports. Meta CPAN displays the total number of test reports for each CPAN distribution.


MetaCPAN and the CPAN Testers


How to build perl from source on Linux

Most Linux distributions come with a version of perl, which is often referred as system perl. For certain tasks and in certain cases that's exactly what you need, but there are cases when it's better to build your own copy of Perl. For example, you might want to use a different version of perl than the one supplied by yoru vendor. Or you need a threaded (or a non-threaded) version. Something different from what the vendor of the operating system supplies.

There are even some Linux distributions that by default don't come with perl. For example the CentOS 5.10 system provided by Digital Ocean does not come with Perl preinstalled.

You could install it using yum install perl, but instead of that's let's see how can we compile perl from source. As we would not want to assume an existing installation of Perl, we cannot use Perlbrew.


How to build perl from source on Linux


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