[DFW.pm] Fwd: Make Perl #1 on git.io/top

Tommy Butler homebase at internetalias.net
Mon Jul 28 17:40:58 PDT 2014


Tommy Butler

On Jul 28, 2014, John Fields <wigthft at gmail.com> wrote:
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: 	Make Perl #1 on git.io/top
>Date: 	Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:03:39 -0400
>From: 	Henry Van Styn via yapc
><jfields.yapcna.org=spammenot.com at pm.org>
>Reply-To: 	Henry Van Styn <jfields.yapcna.org=spammenot.com at pm.org>
>To: 	yapc at pm.org
>I don?t normally send out messages like this, but I think this is
>worthwhile, because it is a simple way we can promote our beloved 
>Perl to the larger OSS world, even if just a little?
>I came across our very own Kent Fredric?s GitHub profile today and did
>a double-take when I read his contrib stats:
>https://github.com/kentfredric       # "Year of contributions - 21,996
>Without even speculating by what kind of dedication/witchcraft this
>number is even possible, it made me curious about stats in 
>general for GitHub, and some googling turned up this page:
>This is a report of the ?Most Active? 256 GitHub users. Well, not
>quite? The current number 1 on the list has HALF the contribs 
>(kevinsawicki at ?11,430?). kentfredric doesn?t show up because of this
>second caveat: "Only first 1000 GitHub users according to 
>the count of followers are taken. This is because of limitations of
>GitHub search.?
>So, it seems all we need to do is have a few hundred people follow
>kentfredric (based on followers counts of others who did make the 
>list) and the next time this report is generated, Kent, and thus Perl,
>will take over the number 1 slot ? and by a commanding margin 
>(as it should be) ? and dethroning JavaScript.
>Currently, Perl is very poorly represented, with just a handful of our
>luminaries showing up (with the first not coming until #40).
>I?m not sure how important this report/page actually is, but, I figure,
>why not if it is this easy! kentnl has already quietly done 
>the hard part by somehow managing to average over **60** GitHub
>contributions per day, every day, for at least the past 365 days. 
>All we have to do it make 2 clicks of the mouse, and tell our coworkers
>to do the same. It seems like we can make this happen in a 
>blink of an eye?
>- vanstyn
>Henry Van Styn
><vanstyn at cpan.org <mailto:vanstyn at cpan.org>>
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