Gentlemen, a call to arms!

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Thu Oct 12 01:57:04 BST 2006

chromatic wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 October 2006 17:31, Matt S Trout wrote:
>> And we believed Test::MockObject was stable. Then
>> 	- T::MO::E should die when called with an unhandleable method (Paul the
>> 	  Nomad)
>> blew away the test suites for a number of critical modules without warning.
> If you hate that, you're going to have a nasty surprise when you call an 
> unhandleable method on a real Perl object.
Oh, *absolutely*.

As I said, this isn't about "right" at all.

This is about not screwing people's installability without warning.

I've spent weeks making sure Catalyst installs cleanly everywhere I can 
get access to. I intend to spend more weeks doing so.

If you don't care about that, please feel free to stick to development 
and I'll happily volunteer to take over the release management so the 
people trying to make a living off perl development and deployment 
aren't disadvantaged, because I'm one of them and I have better things 
to do than rewrite tests because a bugfix blows away the installability 
of perfectly functional modules.

     Matt S Trout       Offering custom development, consultancy and support
  Technical Director    contracts for Catalyst, DBIx::Class and BAST. Contact
Shadowcat Systems Ltd.  mst (at) for more information

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