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no easy link to guick hacking recipe?

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Dave Mitchell
November 7, 2012 14:33
no easy link to guick hacking recipe?
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Thinking from the perspective of encouraging people to get involved with
the perl src and submit a simple patch, there doesn't seem to be an easy
path from the intro docs to a recipe that shows you how.

In particular, there's nothing in README or INSTALL that hints that for
hacking you need to get the src from git, and once you have, what to do
with it. In perl.pod there's a big scary list of "Internals and C Language
Interface" pod files, but with no real indication of which ones to read

It so happens that there *is* a quick 'how to get started' recipe in
perlhack.pod, but when I first started drafting this email I hadn't found
it! I looked at perlhacktut.pod as a suitable place to start, and didn't
see anything. Which shows how hard it is to find.

So I think what we need in README is another paragraph in the
"IF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE" section, saying:

    If you want to submit a patch to the perl source, see the "SUPER QUICK
    PATCH GUIDE" in pod/perlhack.pod.

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