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

Tommy Butler dfwpm at internetalias.net
Tue Jul 29 09:08:35 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 <http://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 total"

    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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