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Id: 60388
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Dist-Zilla

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Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: mike.lifeguard+cpan [...] gmail.com
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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 4.102221
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: Terrible failure modes involving backtraces
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We should probably avoid giving huge backtraces like http://sprunge.us/YKbh or http://sprunge.us/KjYF when something fails, if we can avoid it. Catch the error and provide a helpful error message.
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I can only confirm this. The first time I tried dzil I mistakenly put a module name (instead of a dist name) in my dist.ini. Expected result: a message telling me that it needs to be a dist name Actual result: a 5k error message spread over 28 lines
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Bugs for specific cases in which stack traces are emitted are actionable, but also keep in mind that I am unlikely to do the work to fix them. I am a weird-o and I like stack traces. This very general point is okay as a complaint, but it's not a ticket that can really be closed by being fully complete. Please raise specific tickets for specific stack dumps. Patches to address them would be nice, too. :) -- rjbs


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