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Google Code-in 2010 Parrot Foundation and The Perl Foundation

Increase test coverage of PMCProxy PMC by 10%

completed by: rfw

mentors: Michael H. Hind

PMCProxy Description

Increase the code coverage of the PMCProxy PMC by at least 10%

Steps To Complete This PMCProxy

Currently, the PMCProxy PMC is at 80% code coverage, which is a bit low for such an important PMC. This task requires the student to write tests to increase the code coverage of this important PMC. The tests should be added to t/pmc/pmcproxy.t
  1. Create a fork of parrot.git on
  2. Perform all the necessary code and/or documentation changes
  3. Build parrot and run it's test suite (make fulltest) to verify that things still work
  4. You can also submit a smoke report with "make smoke", but that is optional.
  5. Create a Github pull request (button on the upper right of your fork) to have your changes incorporated into the master repository


  1. This will ensure there are no hidden bugs in our PMCProxys, which are a very important subsystem of Parrot.


  1. Knowledge of writing tests and PIR
  2. Abillity to debug.

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