By Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎) from Vienna.pm, Bicycle.pm
Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2005 15:40
Duration: 20 minutes

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CPANTS is an acronym for CPAN Testing Service. (I assume everyone knows that CPAN stands for Comprehensive Perl Archive Network).

The goals of the CPANTS project are to provide some sort of quality measure called Kwalitee and lots of metadata for all distributions on

Results are available from the CPANTS website which is currently located at http://cpants.dev.zsi.at

CPANTS is not about running the test suite that most distributions
ship with. This is done by the CPAN testers: http://testers.cpan.org/

One big limitation of CPANTS is that it cannot actually execute any code: The module might not run on the machine doing the testing, it might have third-party dependencies, etc. CPANTS can only gather data and Kwalitee by looking at files, source code etc. Thus results should not be taken all to seriously.

The slides of my talk will be available here:

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