IRC Chat

Many of the authors of books, presenters and influential Perl individuals chat on IRC. If you need to ask a lot of questions or you are new to Perl, please use the FreeNode server ( to chat on the #perl channel. If you want to bask in the presence of some of the Perl gurus, go ahead and use Pobox, which I think is the MagNet network (,, etc). There is also a channel on MagNet for help, #perlhelp.


Low-volume, high caliber people:,6667 | channels #perl,#yapc,#tpf

Higher volume, medium caliber people: | channels #perl

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