[albany-pm] Cookbook Update Project
will at coleda.com
Mon Oct 17 10:31:53 PDT 2011
I'm all for this, but all my perl tuis are Perl 6 shaped at the
moment, so I wouldn't be able to devote much time.
We could definitely use something to get people motivated in getting
together for meetings. ;)
On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 6:16 PM, walt.wheeler <wheelerw at fairpoint.net> wrote:
> Is this of interest to Albany PM?
> My own interest depends, to some extent, on whether the project is
> restricted to "Modern::Perl" or is expansive enough to consider "Modern
> Perl" as meaning -- among other possibilities -- 5.10 or 5.12 or the ideas
> put forward in Chromatic's book of the same name.
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> From: G. Wade Johnson<wade at anomaly.org>
>> To: pm_groups at pm.org
>> Subject: [pm_groups] Potential group project: The Perl Cookbook
>> Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 23:14:53 -0500
>> Ben Thomas and I were discussing the fact that The Perl Cookbook is
>> somewhat out of date and wondered if we could set up a project for
>> Houston.pm to try to bring some of the recipes up to the standards of
>> Modern Perl.
>> As we discussed it, I realized that modifying a large number of these
>> recipes would quickly exceed the bounds of "fair use" should O'Reilly
>> decide to complain. So I contacted them through the user group program.
>> The short form is that O'Reilly is at least provisionally interested in
>> the idea of a community project to update the Cookbook. They have done
>> other community-based cookbooks in the past, with some success.
>> The question is, would more Perl Monger groups want to join in the
>> fun/work on this?
>> Depending on the details that we are still ironing out, there would
>> likely be a website collecting new and updated recipes. We'd probably
>> want the source for the solutions on something like github. O'Reilly
>> would want the ability to collect a subset of the recipes (with input
>> from the community) to form a new edition of the book, if the project
>> goes well.
>> The website would continue to be available for updates and contain all
>> recipes, not just those included in any book.
>> I've pitched the initial idea to my group. (Without some of the details
>> at the moment.) Would any other groups be interested in joining in? If
>> you are interested, I'd be glad to forward the information I sent to my
>> I've also got a call next week with my O'Reilly contact to iron out
>> more details. Input from the larger Perl Monger community would
>> definitely help with that.
>> Who is interested?
>> G. Wade
>> "No Boom today. Boom tomorrow, There's always a boom tomorrow."
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