Coding Together

Paul Mooney paul.mooney at
Tue Nov 20 14:23:23 PST 2007


I like the idea of creating tests.
Small chunks of work that can be completed in an evening for those of  
us who are time poor.
I put my name down.


On 19 Nov 2007, at 18:03, Tom Hukins wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 09:39:32AM -0000, Peter Edwards wrote:
>> Wouldn't that be development rather than writing tests as Tom  
>> suggested?
>> Not that I've any strong feeling either way :)
> In my mail I missed out some of the preamble I mentioned on Thursday:
> - It would be fun for us to hack on something together
> - We should hack on something that interests all of us
> - We should hack on something that people with a range of abilities
>   can work on
> - We should be able to contribute our work back to the world quickly
>   and easily
> It's very easy to write simple tests: experienced developers can point
> beginners in the right direction.  Most distributions have some
> awkward parts that the more experienced developers can tackle together
> using various interesting approaches.
> The Phalanx Top 100 lists interesting/popular modules:
> Some of which have poor test coverage:
> I don't want to suggest that we have to take this approach, but we all
> do very different things with Perl.  If we want to hack together, as a
> bunch of people in/near MK who like Perl, we should choose something
> that interests as many of us as possible.
> So, basically, I'm asking asking for:
> 1) people to say where their interests lie, which some people have
> done so far,
> 2) then to find a problem we might all like to work on.
> I suspect that enhancing an existing distribution's tests will help us
> achieve this and produce code we can release quickly without getting
> bogged down in lots of architecture or bikeshedding.
> I hope this has cleared up my intentions for those of you who weren't
> there on Thursday.
> Thanks to everyone who's replied so far - keep the ideas coming.
> Tom
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