* L Walsh [2016-03-04 23:40]:
I tried checking for the OS and BAILING out before running the test,
but BAIL OUT just causes a fail.
That’s as it’s supposed to be.
Normally, when you run a module’s tests, all test programs are run, and
all tests within each are run.
BAIL_OUT is just a way to to abort the current test program, as well as
tell the test harness “don’t bother running the others” – typically used
when some test failure implies that all the other tests will fail also.
Isn't BAILOUT the supported way to abort due to a due to missing
pre-reqs or is there another function I should be using?
Generally this sort of thing is done in Makefile.PL, rather than the
tests. If you exit 0 before a Makefile is generated, then no report
will be sent. You can also die with the magic string “OS unsupported”
(has to be written exactly like that), in which case an NA report will
be sent (rather than a FAIL (or no report at all)).
I'm trying to specify a pre-req to not get superfluous errors in my
tests -- specifically, I need to have the "Windows" OS module be >=
… if this really were a module, it should be sufficient to just declare
it as a prereq with that minimum version. (I don’t see such a module on
CPAN… did you mean “module” metaphorically here?)