|P is for Practical|
Finding a module to work onby johnlawrence (Monk)
|on Oct 18, 2007 at 13:33 UTC||Need Help??|
Since (re)starting to learn perl I've been on the lookout for a small project to work on to give me some reason to learn new aspects and stretch my learning. I was particularly taken by dragonchild 's comment "You want my recommendation? Take over PDF::Template and PDF::Writer and show me what you can do with it" in response to a question about perl certification.
I like the idea of being able to give something back as well as consolidating my perl learning. However, the modules mentioned don't fit with my interest or skill level. I've had a look around but as far as I can tell, there doesn't seem to be a list of "modules in need of help" and so my question is whether anyone knows of such a list or a way to find this out?
I tried looking at the date modules were last updated, but it's hard to tell whether an older module is not being maintained, or just doesn't need changes making!
Alternatively I have been thinking about writing a module from scratch, but most ideas I've had have already got some coverage. (For example I've been involved in agent oriented programming and thought of that, but no) Curse you CPAN for being too comprehensive! ;)
I know that whenever I've thought 'I wish there was a module to do that...' there usually has been, but I'm sure that can't always be the case, so if anyone has suggestions for something not overly complex or knows of a 'module wish list' somewhere that would also be appreciated.
I thought for a while about whether this belonged in SoPW or Meditations, hopefully I got it right, though please move if not!
Update: Thanks to everyone who has replied here and msg'd me, you've certainly given me a good bit to consider. I don't want to rush into anything but to those who've offered, I may well be in touch shortly. Thanks again!