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by pepik_knize (Scribe)
on May 05, 2002 at 01:56 UTC ( #164089=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


I have always been a believer of 'learning by doing'. Since I would like to continue learning, and so far I use Perl only for fun (perlgolf), I need a real project. I have just been writing little convenience scripts so far, but now would like to contribute something back to the community. So my question is, how do I get involved in making Perl better? Is there a wishlist for modules somewhere? I searched here and at CPAN, but couldn't find anything. Also, it might be easier/more beneficial to help out on a project that's already underway. Is there a 'help wanted' site, then? My training is scientific (astronomy), if that matters.


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Re: How can I help?
by belg4mit (Prior) on May 05, 2002 at 02:46 UTC
    There is a module list (currently in beta form) on You could also look for abandonware (software or module), and take over. As for help wanted, try

    perl -pew "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"

Re: How can I help?
by cjf (Parson) on May 05, 2002 at 13:09 UTC
      And CPANPLUS itself has plenty of things that need doing.
Re: How can I help?
by toma (Vicar) on May 05, 2002 at 05:29 UTC
Re: How can I help?
by BUU (Prior) on May 05, 2002 at 02:43 UTC
    find the source! Or you could check out (or something along those lines) as some of them require volunteers
Re: How can I help?
by svad (Pilgrim) on May 06, 2002 at 10:18 UTC
    ... there is a whole bunch of TODO items for developing perl itself, and this will make your perl knowledge deeper.
    If you're not afraid of high-volume perl developers list, you can subscribe to (do it by visiting

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