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CPAN-Test-Dummy-Perl5-Exists - CPAN Test Dummy Exists sample module


Version 0.01


        use CPAN::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Exists;
        my $name = CPAN::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Exists->dummy;


This module exists for the sake of existence. Hence it's name.

This module has been created for use testing suites. It contains no function(s) for actual use, and exists only to provide certain guarantees regarding it's own existance.

This module will never exist in the CPAN index. It appears as a developer release, and will never be deleted.

In the CPAN master repository, or in a full mirror, it will exist forever as TAINT/CPAN-Test-Dummy-Perl5-Exists-0.01.tar.gz.

Module Guarantees

1. Contains no functionality, and never will.

2. Has no non-core depencies, and will never posses any.

3. Exists on CPAN.

4. Does not exist in the CPAN index, and never will.

6. No release will ever be deleted from the CPAN.

Uses for This Module

This allows for several types of testing to be done.

Filename related issues can be tested with a known developer release.

The module name and path can be hard-coded into tests without risk that the file will later dissapear.

Because it should always exist on a full mirror, but never exist on an index-only mirror (such as those created by minicpan), then if the mirror is already known to exist, the existance of this module can be used to differentiate the type of a mirror between full or index-only.

In combination with other CPAN Dummy modules, other types of situations may also be able to be set up to test the behaviour in those situations.


CPAN::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Exists is derived from Adam Kennedy's PITA::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Make.


Returns the dummy's name, in this case 'Ms Nadda'


C Hutchinson, <taint at>


None. No support is available for Ms Nadda.




Copyright 2013 C Hutchinson, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.