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  • I try to perpetuate the culture and enrich the community that attracted me to Perl a little over 6 years ago and hasn't let go.

    I spend time working on other people's problems for no other reason than to help

    I have written a CPAN module

    I have written dozens of patches and emailed other authors about improvements to their code

    I have written an article published on

    I have answered thousands of questions on PerlMonks and an unknown number on IRC

    I have written a half a dozen tutorials on PerlMonks

    I have

    • I am not sure what else I would have time to be doing.

      A beginner's book might be nice, but I believe no one has the right to criticize you for how you spend your time. Certainly, you have no reason to feel guilty for not doing enough. Thank you.

      • A beginner's book for Perl? I didn't think there would be a market outside of "Learning Perl". Aren't there a ton of them? (Though most of them are astonishingly bad).

        • Learning Perl assumes you already know how to program. Where's Elements of Programming with Perl for Perl 5.10? Where's Head First Perl?