(Perl) Capture STDOUT and STDERR from Perl, XS or external programs


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Thank you for considering contributing to this distribution. This file contains instructions that will help you work with the source code.

The distribution is managed with Dist::Zilla. This means than many of the usual files you might expect are not in the repository, but are generated at release time, as is much of the documentation. Some generated files are kept in the repository as a convenience (e.g. Makefile.PL or cpanfile).

Generally, you do not need Dist::Zilla to contribute patches. You do need Dist::Zilla to create a tarball. See below for guidance.

Getting dependencies

If you have App::cpanminus 1.6 or later installed, you can use cpanm to satisfy dependencies like this:

$ cpanm --installdeps .

Otherwise, look for either a Makefile.PL or cpanfile file for a list of dependencies to satisfy.

Running tests

You can run tests directly using the prove tool:

$ prove -l
$ prove -lv t/some_test_file.t

For most of my distributions, prove is entirely sufficient for you to test any patches you have. I use prove for 99% of my testing during development.

Code style and tidying

Please try to match any existing coding style. If there is a .perltidyrc file, please install Perl::Tidy and use perltidy before submitting patches.

If there is a tidyall.ini file, you can also install Code::TidyAll and run tidyall on a file or tidyall -a to tidy all files.

Patching documentation

Much of the documentation Pod is generated at release time. Some is generated boilerplate; other documentation is built from pseudo-POD directives in the source like C<=method> or C<=func>.

If you would like to submit a documentation edit, please limit yourself to the documentation you see.

If you see typos or documentation issues in the generated docs, please email or open a bug ticket instead of patching.

Installing and using Dist::Zilla

Dist::Zilla is a very powerful authoring tool, optimized for maintaining a large number of distributions with a high degree of automation, but it has a large dependency chain, a bit of a learning curve and requires a number of author-specific plugins.

To install it from CPAN, I recommend one of the following approaches for the quickest installation:

# using CPAN.pm, but bypassing non-functional pod tests
$ cpan TAP::Harness::Restricted
$ PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT=1 HARNESS_CLASS=TAP::Harness::Restricted cpan Dist::Zilla

# using cpanm, bypassing *all* tests
$ cpanm -n Dist::Zilla

In either case, it's probably going to take about 10 minutes. Go for a walk, go get a cup of your favorite beverage, take a bathroom break, or whatever. When you get back, Dist::Zilla should be ready for you.

Then you need to install any plugins specific to this distribution:

$ cpan `dzil authordeps`
$ dzil authordeps | cpanm

Once installed, here are some dzil commands you might try:

$ dzil build
$ dzil test
$ dzil xtest

You can learn more about Dist::Zilla at http://dzil.org/

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