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Please Don't Throw Me into that Briar Patch ...

[Quick note: This is mostly a Git story, although there’s plenty of links to Perl code and Perl discussions.  It also turned out to be quite a bit longer story than I originally intended.  But, even though it gets pretty deep into Git features, I think it should be interesting enough for anyone who has a CPAN module and uses Git.  I hope.]

The Backstory: So, a couple months back, I look in my email and spy a message from Damian Conway.  Now, some of you fine readers probably know Damian personally, and I’m sure I’ll get …

A Random Story

For my first (real) tale, I thought I’d tell the story of how I came to be the maintainer for Data::Random.

I first came across this module when I was trying to find some way to test some date routines I was doing for $work.  Funnily enough (or not, depending on your perspective), the date routines were themselves for testing—I’m working on introducing TDD to my department, and so I try to maintain a decent li…

About Buddy Burden

user-pic 5 years in California, 15 years in Perl, 25 years in computers, 45 years in bare feet.