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Id: 97252
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Subject: Allowable failures
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It would be nice to be able to mark certain files as being allowable failures. This is not quite the same as a TODO test. I want the test to be recorded as a failure. But I want CPAN clients to still install the release without needing to be forced. This is probably a biggish wish with changes being needed across the entire CPAN toolchain.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #97252] Allowable failures
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:42:58 -0700
To: bug-Test-Harness [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Michael G Schwern <schwern [...] pobox.com>
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This comes up from time to time, we should have a FAQ about it. The first question to ask is this: what problem are you trying to solve? What feedback are you looking for from the "failed" tests?


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