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CPAN::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Developer - CPAN Test Dummy developer sample module


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


This module has been created for use in testing suites. It contains no function of actual use, and only exists to provide certain guarentees about it's own existance.

This module will never exist in the CPAN index, looks like a developer release, and will never be deleted.

In the CPAN master repository, or in a full mirror, it will exist forever as ADAMK/CPAN-Test-Dummy-Perl5-Developer-0.01_01.tar.gz.

Module Guarantees

1. Contains no functionality, and will never do so.

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

3. Exists on CPAN.

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

5. Has a file name with a typical pattern of a develop module.

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

Uses for This Module

This allows 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 risking that file to 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 know 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 behaviour in those situations.


CPAN::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Developer is derived from PITA::Test::Dummy::Perl5::Make.


Returns the dummy's name, in this case 'Mr Nobody'


Adam Kennedy <cpan at>


No support is available for Mr Nobody.




Copyright 2007 Adam Kennedy, all rights reserved.

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

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