How to contribute

This module uses Dist::Zilla for creating releases, but you should be able to develop and test it without Dist::Zilla.


I try to follow these guidelines:

  • Git commits
    • Short commit message headline (if possible, up to 60 characters)
    • Blank line before message body
    • Message should be like: "Add foo ...", "Fix ..."
    • If you need to do formatting changes like indentation, put them into their own commit
  • Git workflow
    • Rebase every branch before merging it with --no-ff. Rebasing your pull request to current master helps me merging it.
    • No merging master into branches - try to rebase always
    • User branches might be heavily rebased/reordered/squashed because I like a clean history


  • No Tabs please
  • No trailing whitespace please
  • 4 spaces indentation
  • Look at existing code for formatting ;-)


prove -lr t

To include the tests from the yaml-test-suite, checkout the test-suite branch like this:

git branch test-suite --track origin/test-suite
git worktree add test-suite test-suite

There is also a and a utility script

dmake testp # parallel testing

You can check test coverage with

make -f cover
# or
dmake cover


Email: tinita at IRC: tinita on freenode and

Chances are good that contacting me on IRC is the fastest way.