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more work in perl

by rjsaulakh (Beadle)
on Jul 25, 2005 at 06:59 UTC ( #477708=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
rjsaulakh has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks

I am not having much to do in perl . so can any of the monks be kind enough to involve me in any of the projects they are handling . i will try to deliver my best thx in advance

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Re: more work in perl
by jbrugger (Parson) on Jul 25, 2005 at 07:09 UTC
    Well, you could start answering answers here... or enlighten the dark Code Catacombs

    "We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise." - Larry Wall.
Re: more work in perl
by spectraphonic (Scribe) on Jul 25, 2005 at 07:49 UTC

    i'm amazed at your statement because i'm experiencing the opposite problem! i'm working on as many projects as i can keep straight in my head and can think of quite a few others that i'll eventually get to.

    just think of something that would make your life easier (ie. laziness principle) for example, i'm working on a set of scripts that make handling my vast media collection easier. odds are that if this tool makes your life easier it will make other peoples life easier. and if its good enough of an idea some of them may even offer to help you develop it.

    what can you think of along these lines? hell, if it sounds useful, maybe some monks will help you out, i know i would.

    ~spectraphonic

Re: more work in perl
by salva (Monsignor) on Jul 25, 2005 at 08:23 UTC
    and so, what is your experience in perl programming? what do you know to do? and what would you like to do?
Re: more work in perl
by Molt (Chaplain) on Jul 25, 2005 at 08:54 UTC
    Another place you may be able to help a lot is CPAN, by looking through the long-term bugs of some modules (Here I'd actually recommend lesser-known modules.. if a bug remains in a big module it's likely to require extensive reworking) you may be able to find a programming task that you feel confident in, with a module in a domain that interests you.
Re: more work in perl
by schwern (Scribe) on Jul 26, 2005 at 01:19 UTC

    The great thing about Open Source is you don't have to be invited to the party. Just start working and submit patches.

    Some sources of ideas...

    • The CPAN bug tracker. Pick a module you like. Pick a bug you want to fix. Work on it.
    • The Perl bug tracker. With nearly 1500 open tickets there's always things to do even if that's just digging through old tickets and finding ones that have already been fixed.

      On that note, it'd be nice if some of the old tickets had TODO test conditions created for them. A great way to get into learning the dark recesses of Perl.

Re: more work in perl
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jul 26, 2005 at 10:22 UTC
    I am not having much to do in perl . so can any of the monks be kind enough to involve me in any of the projects they are handling

    The Phalanx project is one possibility.

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