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Thursday September 10, 2009
04:26 AM

Thinking Aloud

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Here are some ideas I have floating around. I really don't have any spare time to implement them, so I feel like I can't really ask for anything of the authors, but I feel like sharing:

  • A fork of Module::Starter that will use File::ShareDir to store the templates. That way I could access it and change it. I find inline POD very disruptive.
  • On that note, perhaps a script or something to tear the POD out of files, and perhaps create a link for an online tool that does that for modules on CPAN. I view the source often, and I would like to reach just the code, not the user documentation POD. Also, syntax highlighting in CPAN "Source" view would be quite helpful.
  • Put use.perl.org on Git or SVN and start a fund to help pay for some designer (preferably from the Perl community like Andy Wardley or Jon Allen) to redo the website. Please oh god please!
  • Fix use.perl.org so I when I login it returns to where I was so I don't have to crawl back there from the main page. It is so god damn annoying.
  • Patch POE::Component::Generic to encapsulate the internal object in the Session, so you won't have to put it in an attribute or stuff it in the data hashref.
  • Create the ::Simple interface to Devel::Declare. I have no idea what's going on there.
  • Conversely, learn Perl internals, become wizard, learn to use Devel::Declare!
  • Improve the design of Perl101.org.
  • Explain this to everyone searching for help without using strict or warnings.
  • Dear god, proper documentation for WxWidgets. Gabor: this is why I strayed away from contributing to Padre. I tried and tried and tried till I hit myself over the head with the keyboard, loss consciousness and forgot I ever wanted to write a plugin or fix bugs with anything that uses WxWidgets :)
  • Do a lecture on Moose in Israel.pm or ask/convince/threaten Yuval Kogman HaMagniv [some Hebrew there] to do one.
  • Telekinetically force at least 3 authors to apply at least 4 patches I wrote to at least 4 modules a while ago which went completely unnoticed.
  • Help out more with Module::Build, I really liked the guys there. Same goes for Perl::Critic.
  • Write a 100% Perl implementation of Wordpress to use Template::Toolkit. Dear god I hate the stupid "write templates using hardcoded php!" approach.
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