If you're reading this document, that means you might be thinking about
helping me out with this project. Thanks!
Here's some ways you could help out:
* Bug reports
Found a bug? Great! (Well, not so great I suppose.)
The place to report them is <https://rt.cpan.org/>. Don't e-mail me
about it, as your e-mail is more than likely to get lost amongst the
An example script clearly demonstrating the bug (preferably written
using Test::More) would be greatly appreciated.
If you've found a bug and written a fix for it, even better!
Generally speaking you should check out the latest copy of the code
from the source repository rather than using the CPAN distribution.
The file META.yml should contain a link to the source repository. If
not, then try <https://github.com/tobyink> or submit a bug report.
(As far as I'm concerned the lack of a link is a bug.) Many of my
distributions are also mirrored at <https://bitbucket.org/tobyink>.
To submit the patch, do a pull request on GitHub or Bitbucket, or
attach a diff file to a bug report. Unless otherwise stated, I'll
assume that your contributions are licensed under the same terms as
the rest of the project.
(If using git, feel free to work in a branch. For Mercurial, I'd
prefer bookmarks within the default branch.)
If there's anything unclear in the documentation, please submit this
as a bug report or patch as above.
Non-toy example scripts that I can bundle would also be appreciated.
Translations of documentation would be welcome.
For translations of error messages and other strings embedded in the
code, check with me first. Sometimes the English strings may not in
a stable state, so it would be a waste of time translating them.
I tend to write using something approximating the Allman style, using
tabs for indentation and Unix-style line breaks.
I nominally encode all source files as UTF-8, though in practice most of
them use a 7-bit-safe ASCII-compatible subset of UTF-8.
Toby Inkster <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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