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Developing Perl: Improving CPAN Modules

By Tom Hukins from London.pm
Date: Saturday, 12 November 2011 14:10
Duration: 20 minutes
Language: English
Tags: contributing cpan patching


Some CPAN modules contain bugs or lack useful features. Many modules would benefit from better documentation. Most authors welcome contributions from the community.

Yet many Perl developers haven't yet contributed to the modules they use, for various reasons.

This talk will explain how CPAN modules work, how to edit them, how to ask for help and how to submit improvements back to their developers.

You will get the most out of this talk if you:
* have a basic or intermediate knowledge of Perl
* use CPAN modules
* have experience of editing other people's code


Attended by: Dave Cross (‎davorg‎), Tom Hukins, Adam Trickett (‎ajt‎), Chisel Wright, Matthew Black, Adam Bartosik, James Macfarlane, Alex Balhatchet (‎Kaoru‎), Tomas Doran (‎t0m‎), Mark Norman Francis, Christopher Hanna (‎Chad‎), Marco Fontani (‎mfontani‎), Stuart Dodds, Victor Churchill, Darius Jokilehto, Braudel Maqueira (‎brau‎), Ian Norton (‎idn‎), Neil Hemingway (‎neilh‎), fifi, Colin Bradford (‎cjbradford‎), Avi Greenbury (‎BigRedS‎), Colin Campbell, John Harrison (‎JohnGH‎), Alex Timoshenko, Guy Edwards (‎guyed‎), Andy Smith, Dominic Humphries (‎djh‎), Tony Edwardson, Andrew Roberts, Michael Gray, Luke Harwood, Gavin Hillbrook, Neil Bowers (‎NEILB‎), Andrew Todd (‎Toddy‎), Brad Haywood, Dark Knight, kevin dawson (‎bowtie‎), Nick Morrott, Dongxu Ma (‎dx‎), Marcus Duyzend, Steven Humphrey, Ian Marsh, Kayvan Javid,