Ok, yes, I’ve been writing Perl for over twenty years. But Perl 5.26 was released this week and for the first time, my name is mentioned in the release notes. Because I have not one, but two fixes in this release of Perl.
The first is this commit which fixes a piece of documentation to make it clear that grep() returns a list, not an array.
The second is this commit which fixes some sample code so that it runs without warnings under use strict.
It’s a small start, I admit, but I have a taste for it now. In a years time, I hope to report that I have more than two commits in Perl 5.28.
The people working on Perl all do a great job. But it’s a hard job and it might just get a little easier if more of us helped out.
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