February 2010 Archives

Contributing is easy!

I thought I would share my experience of submitting a module to CPAN for the first time. In summary: it's stupidly easy and if I can do it, so can you.

I'm not the best Perl coder and therefore I rely heavily on CPAN modules to do the real work. Every now and again I stumble upon bugs, many of which are simple to fix after a little debugging. However, some modules aren't heavily maintained and some haven't been touched in years. Bugs that are filed on RT can go unanswered, gathering digital dust while your development machine is riddled with heavily modified modules.

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