[Bioperl-l] Bioperl tests: Test, Test::Simple, Test::More?

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Mon Sep 4 23:46:45 EDT 2006


A year or so ago some key servers at the Sanger were still on 5.005.

I believe due to some code constructs (regex or some such?) in a  
couple of modules we are now effectively requiring 5.6.x. Mac OSX  
10.2 will have 5.6.0, so requiring a higher version means you do not  
support Jaguar anymore.

	-hilmar

On Sep 3, 2006, at 1:02 AM, Chris Fields wrote:

>  From the INSTALL:
>
> o SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
>
> - perl 5.005 or later*.
>
> Frankly, I think we should change that to v 5.8; it's been out for
> over three years now.  perl 5.10 isn't too far off (let alone Perl6)
> and perl 5.005, according to CPAN, is 8 years old.
>
> Chris
>
>
> On Sep 2, 2006, at 9:32 PM, Torsten Seemann wrote:
>
>> Chris Fields wrote:
>>> Does anyone have suggestions for a test suite other than the
>>> regular ol'
>>> Test.pm?  I would like something that's a bit more flexible for
>>> Bioperl but
>>> won't require a ton of revisions for current tests.
>>
>> I notice that BioPerl still comes bundled with t/Test.pm 1.15 and
>> most of the t/*.t test scripts have a BEGIN block which loads the
>> bundled one if a local copy doesn't exist.
>>
>> Is this still necessary?
>>
>> I think Test.pm has been part of the core Perl distribution since
>> 5.6 (happy to be corrected - it's in "man perltoc" if you have 5.6
>> installed), and Test::Simple and Test::More are standard in Perl 5.8.
>>
>> What is the minimum Perl version required for bioperl-live?
>>
>> -- 
>> Torsten Seemann
>> Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Australia
>
> Christopher Fields
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
> Dept of Biochemistry
> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
>
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