Bug#580533: ITP: libtest-notabs-perl -- module for scanning for hard tabs in files
Yves-Alexis Perez <email@example.com> 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
> 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.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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