It gives me great pleasure to announce that, last month, Chris Dolan successfully completed his "grant":http://news.perlfoundation.org/2007/04/new_grant_awards.html to write 20 Perl-Best-Practices-inspired policies for "Perl::Critic.":http://search.cpan.org/dist/Perl-Critic/ There are several reasons why this wasn't posted sooner, but I apologise for the delay.
Chris delivered 19 out of the 20 policies originally proposed, as one of the policies was implemented by another contributor prior to the start of the grant. During the course of this work, he squished some bugs in "PPI":http://search.cpan.org/~adamk/PPI-1.201/lib/PPI.pm, which Adam Kennedy "acknowledged ":http://use.perl.org/~Alias/journal/34687on his use.perl blog as being instrumental to the release of version 1.200.
Chris was also interviewed for "PerlBuzz ":http://perlbuzz.com/2007/09/perlcritic-an-interview-with-chris-dolan.htmlwhere he explained how he got involved with the project, why people should use Perl::Critic and what he plans to do next. Furthermore, Chris was a speaker at the "WebGUI Users Conference":http://www.plainblack.com/wuc in Madison, WI, presenting Perl::Critic's features and demonstrating how to start using it (slides available "here":http://chrisdolan.net/madmongers/webgui-perlcritic.html).
I'd like to thank Chris for being such a joy to work with, for his commitment to pragmatic excellence and for the great work he has done for the community by developing and promoting Perl::Critic as a tool to encourage consistency and quality. On behalf of The Perl Foundation, I wish him every success in his future projects!