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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't think git is going to magically draw more contributors to a project, but it certainly does make the lives of everyone involved with the project easier.

    Even if you end up with the same number of contributions when compared to svn, I still think git is worth the switch. Being able to add a remote repository and cherry-pick a specific patch, or merge a branch in a matter of minutes is great. I don't maintain any popular projects, but for the few that I do get contributions [github.com], it has made my job much quic

    • I don't think git is going to magically draw more contributors to a project, but it certainly does make the lives of everyone involved with the project easier.

      That's my view so far, qualitative and as best I can quantitative*, based this project that converted to git [perl.org].

      So I think that Adam's hypothesis that a conversion to git doesn't materially change the contributor profile seems to remain unchallenged.

      * I'm not a statistician, and the data that I extract seems to have a lot of variation, so I'm not comfor