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jonasbn (1153)

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Perl Programmer located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Active member of Copenhagen Perl Mongers.

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Journal of jonasbn (1153)

Monday May 21, 2007
02:40 PM

15% assimilation

[ #33324 ]

Ok, it has been more than a week now, I have still not seen any Perl code related to the stuff I am supposed to work on.

My first task/project will be to document the existing code base etc.

So I instead of working I have written a document or how I intend to work, crazy.

I am planning to map all the modules/classes, which I need to visit. I will then use a iterary (can you say that?) process of reading code, writing POD, adding tests and doing some simple code reviews and also using Perl::Critic. I will document the results of the test implementation, code review and analysis as TODO lists for possible later refactoring, since the code is in production and it would be a bad idea just to start hacking away - and this is not the goal of the project I am attempting to set up.

Apart from the POD I also plan to write a more general and traditional document on the system using a word processor. This document will be intended for a different audience and will include visuals etc. where the POD aim at developers.

Maintenance documentation already exist and I only expect to brush up on this to glue it together with the POD and the general documentation.

I plan to add a FAQ to accumulate all my stupid questions and as they get answered the will hopefully reference to sections in the documentation that I will be writing.

If they buy it (my proposal) I plan to sell the project to another department aswell. I do not know why, but I actually enjoy writing documentation, especially if you can define how to do it yourself.

So we are not close to getting going, so I think I will do some other stuff tomorrow instead of wasting time waiting for a firewall opening, a CVS account and a contract.

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