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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Despite intents, I end contributing to other projects only very very rarely, for whatever reason. Github in particular, however, has had me make impulse contributions of various small patches on several occasions (two of which ended up ballooning into not so small patches when all was said and done).

    With appropriate cautions and qualifiers applied, that would suggest that the effect being talked about is, at the very least, plausible.

    • It's certainly plausible, but while it was easy for you to make the patches, there's the question of whether those changes make it back to the production release.

      And then there's the question of whether the increase in contributions from people like you is balanced by the decrease in contributions from people that aren't you :)

      • The patches did get pulled in upstream – else I wouldn’t mention this at all.

        But yeah, the latter is a good point.