Issue #589 - 2022-11-07 - GitHub Actions for Perl modules

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Hi there!

Winter has arrived to us as well. After many months, yesterday was the first day I had to put on long trousers and socks. Tomorrow we might even get some rain. Anyway...

It is still a bit surprising to me that only about 50% of the distributions recently uploaded to CPAN have any CI configured. Look at the stats and look at the detailed report. Clearly we, in the Perl community, have been spoiled by the excellent work of the CPAN Testers and thus people feel less need to enable GitHub Actions. On the other hand by enabling GitHub Actions they could reduce the load from the (very few) CPAN testers. They could get feedback much faster. In some ways they could do even do more diverse testing.

I just saw the Tips for testing Perl modules via GitHub of Felipe Gaspar. There are some excellent suggestions on how to test your module on some special versions of perl and on other platforms such as Cygwin, FreeBSD, OpenBSD. Just to name a few. I'd like to also reiterate my offer. If you'd like to get help adding GitHub Actions to your project, open an issue on your GitHub project and tag me (@szabgab) so I'll be notified. I'll be happy to help and maybe even create a blog post and record a video about your module. I keep a journal of the recent PRs I sent with some comments and links.

The Perl community embraced automated tests. Every Perl module comes with lots of tests. Let's now embrace Continuous Integration that runs on every push and executes these test to get very quick feedback!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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Tips for testing Perl modules via GitHub

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Including the use of various special versions of perl, Cygwin, FreeBSD, OpenBSD...

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Separate release branch for App::Puppet::Environment::Updater

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To a Greater Degree

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PWC189 - Greater Character

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Near identical solutions in Perl and Raku, anyone can easily follow it. Thanks for sharing,

PWC189 - Array Degree

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The Weekly Challenge 189

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Perl Weekly Challenge 189: Greater Character and Array Degree

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Nice use of Bag to solve Array Degree task. Raku powerful feature is on fire. Well done.

Perl Weekly Challenge 189

by W Luis Mochan

Master of Perl one-liner is at his best. Highly Recommended.

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Simplified task analysis which is easy to follow. Pure blogging, well done.

Degree of Character

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Letter and numbers

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Nice comparison between Perl and Python. Thanks for spreading the word.

PWC 189

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Love watching Perl4 in use even today. Keep it up great work.

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