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Id: 88563
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: Devel-REPL

Owner: ether [...]
Requestors: ether [...]

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Broken in: 1.003021
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Subject: poor handling in plugins depending on other plugins using optional features
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t/load_plugins.t in the 1.003021 release dies a horrible death when optional features are not installed -- 'use Devel::REPL::Plugin::CompletionDriver::Globals' does not detect at compile time that Devel::REPL::Plugin::Completion is not available, so it can also bail out of compilation. Also see RT#88562... it would help if load_plugin() returned false if loading failed, but this doesn't seem to be happening at compile time (even though BEFORE_PLUGIN is called via role application) -- I don't understand why this is running too late to bail out of compilation. I'm fixing this for now by adding a 'use Devel::REPL::Plugin::Completion' to the module, but this feels like a hack, as load_plugin('Completion') should be be able to handle this, so I'd appreciate if someone else would take a look and suggest a better fix.

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