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In regards to merlyns assertion about contributing back to the community. I don't think I ever will.

That is not to say that I wouldn't, but there is another thing to consider. I am a sysadmin and not a programmer. I write a little Perl code and heavily use CPAN for wheels that should not be recreated. I just don't program on a regular basis and doubt that my programming would ever be good enough to give back to CPAN at any level what I have extracted from it.

I am a monk, I sit here and (mostly) feel like I am lurking in programming discussions that I understand but don't program enough any more to actually solve. I vote and occasionally participate in discussions but being a non-programmer these days it is mostly just my opinions more than actual programming help.

The community is large and strong. I just suspect that there are many, many more people in my shoes than in the shoes of the people who actually have the skills to donate back to the community.


In reply to Re: People who write perl, Perl and PERL by KPeter0314
in thread People who write perl, Perl and PERL by cog

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