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Postings from October 2019
From: Jean Forget
October 1, 2019 19:27
Message ID: email@example.com
In my on-going endeavour to grab fun DateTime modules,
half serious DateTime modules and niche DateTime modules,
I have set my sights on DateTime::Event::NameDay.
Can I be a co-maintainer (or even the "first come" maintainer)
for this module?
Am I competent enough to maintain this module?
The algorithm is not rocket science, so I am confident with this part.
Also, I am the French son of a French father and a French mother,
raised in France and I have always lived in France (not counting
touristic trips). For this reason, it was easy for me to spot the
error reported in
"Rameaux" is not a nameday, it is the French name of an Easter-related
mobile feast, in this case "Palm sunday".
On the other hand, I have no cultural links with the three other
languages featured in DT::E::NameDay: Swedish, Slovakian and Greek.
So I cannot spot a similar bug in these languages.
On the gripping hand, patchs are welcome. And I can still use
"wikipedia translate", although it is a tedious process.
If you look at my Github repository, you can see that I have
already done some Slovakian fixes at
Am I dedicated enough to maintain this module?
You may notice that I have worked on this module in November last year
and that I have done nothing since then until this message. This is
not because I lost interest in this module, but because I was busy
elsewhere. Each time I have shuffled my todo list, DT::E::NameDay was
buried deep inside this list. If you look at the timestamps in my
backpan directory (including the Perl6 subdirectory), you will notice
that I have 8 CPAN releases in 2019, as many as my most prolific year,
2015. I may be less prolific than other CPAN authors, but when
compared with my older self, I am as prolific as ever.
On the other hand, has anybody else been working on this module?
Other CPAN authors are busy elsewhere, now I am ready to work on
this module and release a new version to CPAN.
JFORGET at CPAN dot org
by Jean Forget