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Contributing to CPAN!by rje (Deacon)
|on Oct 22, 2004 at 16:53 UTC
I'm in the midst of contributing my first CPAN module, and I'd like to share the experience... it seems to be both terrifying and tedious at the same time.
Tedious, because CPAN has reasonable and meaningful guidelines that nice guys like me will follow.
Terrifying, because the process makes me realize how horrible it would be if I messed up. I might upload things wrong. I have to do POD right. I have to think about new things, like Makefile.PL. I might forget something critical.
Here's the process, as far as I can remember it right now.
I'm at step 3. Haven't uploaded my module yet; I'm still getting my act together and preparing for the big jump. I'm a little scared about it, but excited too. Probably blowing it up out of proportion; however, my actions, in some small way, can contribute positively to the Perl community.
So I'm taking it seriously and savoring the experience.