[Chicago-talk] Project Night - Sept 13, 6:30pm - Let's get together and write code!

David Mertens dcmertens.perl at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 21:16:06 PDT 2012

Hey everyone, I wanted to follow-up on what Doug said:

First, one of the goals of the REPL is to make it very easy for
beginners to get their feet wet with Perl. If you know anybody
interested in getting started learning Perl (or are new to Perl
yourself), feel free to invite them along. We'll be able to give
them/you plenty to play with, I'm sure.

Second, the REPL has lots of room for improvement, from the simple to
the difficult, from the obvious to the obscure. If you are an
experienced hacker, there is a tab API to be tested and ironed out
(create new tab, destroy a tab, set default widget for a tab, etc),
especially when it comes to adding the IRC and tutorial components.
The project is badly in need of tests, which can probably be written
by individuals at any skill level. Even if you've only been using Perl
for a couple of months, I could sure use some people trying to break
things and identify bugs in the code. Also, proof-readers and/or
writers for the intro documentation would be a great, great help.

Third, if none of those seem interesting to you, or if you have a pet
project of your own, please bring your own code! I'm excited to see
what others are working on, whether I have time to hack on it or not.
Maybe we'll be able to feature your project in future Project Nights!

So, come one, come all! Let's learn and do some Perl together!


 "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
  Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
  by definition, not smart enough to debug it." -- Brian Kernighan

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