|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
The Return of the Son of theMecha-Robotic Copy of the Clone of the Evil Twin of the Sequel to the Code Catacombs (episode 12)by erikharrison (Deacon)
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As I become a more adept Perl hacker, I have two modules that I'm really excited about. There not quite ready for prying eyes ( and might not be for a month or two yet ) but when they are, I'd like perlmonks to give them a good review. It's not that I trust certain users so much as the community effect is very pwerful here. Open Source projects get reviewes by the Open Source community, fair enough, but the sheer concentrated force of so many Perl coders here at the monastery is to powerful to be ignored. Besides, I feel that you guys (and gals) are more responsible for the darn things than I am - you taught me, and have been the best teacher I ever had.
However, there isn't a great mechanism for module review of this kind here. Here is what I see as my current options:
The problems I see are that the first two are often ill fitted to the task, and would quickly become overrun by module RFCs if they were officially approved, and the third doesn't get the depth of analyisis of, say, a SOPW, because there is no thread associated with scratchpad entries, and scratchpads are watched with careful eye.
Perhaps I am being selfish in wanting to be able to call the full force of the Monastery onto module review, but if not, then I think that a new section or refurbishing of an old section is the best option. I am aware that a fully grown and active new section means additional database expansion, more processor time and the cooling of the earth. I'd like to not loose anything the Monastery currently has to allow room for a Code Review section, so if there are serious implementation issues consider this Discussion withdrawn.
My feelings on the matter can be put this way: PerlMonks is an intensified and accelerated version of the Perl community proper. I'd like to see that, just as we have something to parallel the mailing lists (SOPW, Meditations), the conferences (the CB), the extensive and ongoing documentation (Q&A), the funny sigs (Obfu and Poetry), and cultural introspection (Discussion) so should we mirror the cultural aspects of the CPAN which are generosity and peer review.Cheers,
Light a man a fire, he's warm for a day. Catch a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life. - Terry Pratchet