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Old 05-06-2010, 04:26 PM
Jonathan Yu
 
Default Bug#580533: ITP: libtest-notabs-perl -- module for scanning for hard tabs in files

Package: wnpp
Owner: Jonathan Yu <jawnsy@cpan.org>
Severity: wishlist
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* Package name : libtest-notabs-perl
Version : 1.0
Upstream Author : Tomas Doran <bobtfish@bobtfish.net>
* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Test-NoTabs/
* License : Artistic or GPL-1+
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : module for scanning for hard tabs in files

Test::NoTabs is a Perl test module that scans your project/distribution for
any Perl files (scripts, modules, etc) that contain hard tabs (the , or
0x09) character. Tabs can render with slightly different width depending on
the author's environment, so it's best to use spaces instead.



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Old 05-07-2010, 06:11 AM
Yves-Alexis Perez
 
Default Bug#580533: ITP: libtest-notabs-perl -- module for scanning for hard tabs in files

On jeu., 2010-05-06 at 12:26 -0400, Jonathan Yu wrote:
> Test::NoTabs is a Perl test module that scans your project/distribution for
> any Perl files (scripts, modules, etc) that contain hard tabs (the , or
> 0x09) character. Tabs can render with slightly different width depending on
> the author's environment, so it's best to use spaces instead.

Do we really need a perl module for that?
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:18 AM
Russ Allbery
 
Default Bug#580533: ITP: libtest-notabs-perl -- module for scanning for hard tabs in files

Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> writes:
> On jeu., 2010-05-06 at 12:26 -0400, Jonathan Yu wrote:

>> Test::NoTabs is a Perl test module that scans your project/distribution
>> for any Perl files (scripts, modules, etc) that contain hard tabs (the
>> , or 0x09) character. Tabs can render with slightly different width
>> depending on the author's environment, so it's best to use spaces
>> instead.

> Do we really need a perl module for that?

Well, it would be better to integrate the test in with something else,
ideally, but I saw the ITP and thought "hm, that might be useful to start
using with all my Perl projects." Checking a file for lack of tabs is
relatively easy, but locating all the Perl stuff in a source tree is a bit
trickier, and rolling those two things together so that one can write a
one- or two-line test is fairly useful.

It would be nice if that, Test::Pod, Test::Fixme, Test::Synopsis,
Test::MinimumVersion, and piles of other similar modules could be rolled
together into one distribution. But that's really an upstream problem.

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Old 05-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Russ Allbery
 
Default Bug#580533: ITP: libtest-notabs-perl -- module for scanning for hard tabs in files

Jonathan Yu <jonathan.i.yu@gmail.com> writes:

> We could, I suppose, bundle these tests together in Debian, but it
> opens a whole new can of worms. What would we call the package? How
> would we decide what goes in there? Is it worth it to reduce the
> Packages.gz file? (What other positive benefit would such a situation
> provide, except to appease those who seem to hate new software being
> added to Debian?)

I'm not a big fan of bundling together for Debian things that have
separate upstreams, releases, and versions. It's horribly confusing and
awkward.

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